James Ward-Prowse is aiming to join OKBet England’s World Cup team rather than sit out another tournament. The in-form 27-year-old was named to every Three Lions team he was eligible for last season, but his chances of participating in the Euro 2020 final were dashed after being dropped from the preliminary roster.
James Ward Prowse had already missed England’s 2019 Nations League finals
despite practicing with Gareth Southgate’s players in the lead-up, but that sadness paled in comparison to the summer at OKBet England’s World Cup.
Little surprise the Southampton captain is doing all in his power to make it third time lucky as the nine-cap midfielder strives to muscle his way into the winter World Cup squad. After the heartbreak of not making the Euros team last summer, there’s obviously that desire for me to make sure I don’t miss out on another big event, Ward-Prowse told the PA news agency.
There’s a lot of rivalry for spots in the team, which is fantastic with James Ward. But it’s also difficult since there are so many players and so many more obstacles to overcome. However, it is up to me to ensure that I give myself a chance to make that team. When asked whether his disappointment motivates him, the set-piece expert said, “Yeah, it does.” Naturally, I was sad, but I knew I’d had a fantastic season and had given myself every chance to be in that team.
“It wasn’t meant to be, but I wanted to do all I could to support and prepare the squad for OKBet England’s World Cup.” Being at home, seeing them perform so brilliantly, was odd in many ways. On the one side, you want to be there, but you also want them to perform well.
“I don’t want to have that again, so I’ll do all I can to make sure I’m there.” Ward-Prowse, who captained England’s Under-21s under Southgate, is expected to earn his 10th senior appearance against Ivory Coast in Tuesday’s Wembley friendly, the Three Lions’ first encounter against non-European opponents since November 2018. Ward-Prowse will face Wilfried Zaha in the friendly, with whom he has had a few run-ins in previous years during matches between Southampton and Crystal Palace.
Southgate intends to make sweeping changes against the Ivorians, which means goalkeeper Fraser Forster might make his first start for England since 2016. Injuries forced the 34-year-unexpected old’s comeback to the international squad, and Ward-Prowse is thrilled for his close buddy after overcoming hardship to excel in goal for Saints.
He’s definitely been on a terrible trip in recent years. He’s my closest friend, and I’m overjoyed for him. He’s also put forth a lot of effort. He’s had some tough times in his football career, but he’s showed a lot of perseverance and talent. You can sense his presence on the field, and he instills confidence in everyone. I’m overjoyed for him, and I hope he takes advantage of his chance this week at OKBet England’s World.
James Ward-Prowse was speaking as Nationwide Building Society and England Football launched the ‘Where Greatness Is Made’ campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of England Women’s captaincy and the areas in which they grew up. Current captain Steph Houghton is one of six players who will be honored with plaques in their hometowns, and Ward-Prowse is looking forward to seeing how the Lionesses perform when the Women’s Euros begin off on home soil in 100 days at OKBet England’s World.
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