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10.07.2019 17:08

James Ward-Prowse eyes future England role

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is keen to break into the England team this season after missing out on the Nations League.

Ward-Prowse won a smattering of England caps last season but was not chosen for England’s Nations League squad this summer.

“In football you have to be able to deal with the ups and downs. That's what I've learned the most in the last couple of years,” said Ward-Prowse.

“Football is not always going to be a good rise and you are not going to progress all the time, you are going to get things in the way that halt you.

“You have to enjoy the good moments, of course, but you also have to work through the tough times and maintain that belief in yourself and that is all I have done.

“It was a good couple of weeks away training and you come back feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

“I have based my game all around being professional and working hard and that has helped me get through the tough times.

“The priority at the minute is ensuring I do that well and, if I do that to a good enough standard, then hopefully I should be making England squads on a more regular basis,” he added.

Words: Jake Evans

Images: PA