Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is an exceptional player according to BBC Pundit Stephen Warnock and that he gave his all to show that he deserves a place in the 26-man England squad. Stephen Warnock spoke about the Saints set-pieceguru while he was on BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday. According to Stephen Warnock, Ward-Prowse couldn’t have done anything more to show that he deserves a place in the England team for the Euro 2020 starting later this week.


Saints midfielder Ward-Prowse was named as part of the preliminary 33-man squad for England before he was dropped after the number of players on the England list was reduced to the mandatory 26 for the Euro 2020 tournament. Ward-Prowse then got a second shot at staking a claim to be in the team after the unfortunate injury to Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Liverpool right-back Alexander-Arnold suffered a thigh injury during the Austria game at the Riverside Stadium last week thus ruling him out of the Euro 2020 tournament.

Stephen Warnock was impressed with the performance of Ward-Prowse as England beat Romania 1-0 in their final warm-up game ahead of the tournament. In the end, it was not enough after Southgate opted for Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Ben White ahead of Ward-Prowse. Warnock had said he thought Manchester United player Lingard would be the man to replace Trent before the performance of Ward-Prowse changed his mind to the Southampton player.

Utility defender White was the man picked to replace the injured Trent in the 26-man England squad for the upcoming European Championship ahead of James Ward-Prowse, Ben Godfrey, Ollie Watkins, and goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

England start their Euro 2020 campaign at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday against Croatia in Group D before facing Scotland next week Friday. Their final group game is against the Czech Republic on Tuesday, June 22.