James Ward-Prowse on his commitment to Southampton ahead of summer

20 Jun 2022 | 08:05 | Football

JAMES Ward-Prowse affirms its commitment to Saints “Roots from the training ground and the love of football” ahead of a summer of much-anticipated transfer interest.

27-year-old captain and England team International had been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United by the time last season ended.

That’s testament to the 10 goals he’s scored – and five more assists – the first in Premier Leagueand fully contribute to the St Mary’s side.

Charges in the region of £75m have been reported elsewhere as required to award the amulet with a contract through 2026 to protect Ward-Prowse’s value.

He signed that deal to end the Aston Villa sniffing last summer, after a £25m offer from Villans was rejected by the club.

Ward-Prowse spent the first two weeks of June with the England national team, but only featured once during a bad break – 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with Italy.

And asked by the Daily Echo if he feels he can do more to show his commitment to the club and the city, Ward-Prowse insists: “My commitment stems from the training ground. and my love for football. football.

“That’s what finally got me here and that will never, ever change. My passion and love for what I do and make sure I enjoy every minute of being on the pitch. ”

He added: “It is my way of showing my commitment and I will continue to do so.

“I think everyone wants to finish the season well, and look forward to leaving and having that rest.

“It’s been an intense time of year where we’re working so hard and it’s a great moment to sit back and reflect on what’s gone on over the past few months and look forward to recharging. the battery.”

Ward-Prowse, like any player in his ability, is ambitious and – even if he doesn’t admit it – will likely have erroneous thoughts about how he can play. contribution at the highest level.

The biggest disappointment of a slide down the Premier League table last season, perhaps financial rewards set aside, was not showing the likes of Ward-Prowse the club was moving forward. how.

Ward-Prowse’s commitment to the club is that he will sign a five-year contract to stave off interest and address supporters’ anxiety during the migration of other key players.

But the club needs to repay that by fulfilling the conductor’s ambitions. The whole thing will be his involvement in the Three Lions under Gareth Southgate.

He has opened up about the ‘pain’ of nearly being dropped from the European Championship squad – how difficult it has been for the whole country to rejoice – and he won’t want to experience that. there again this winter.

“I like to think so,” Ward-Prowse speculated, asking if he was doing enough to stay in camp this time. “I have always said that what I do in a Southampton Then I will have hope to be in the England team.

“Hopefully I’ve done enough but I’m just focused on what I can do now.”

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