James out to upset boys from Brazil

Daily Echo: James Ward-Prowse James Ward-Prowse

Bring on Brazil. That’s the message from James Ward-Prowse as he bids to become Saints’ fourth England winner in the annual Toulon international youth tournament.

The midfielder is included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad which is taking part in the French-based competition this week.

Ward-Prowse’s campaign got off to a fine start as he captained England to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Qatar but he acknowledges it will be a tougher test against the South Americans this evening (6.30pm ko).

“We are here to win the tournament – it doesn’t matter who the opposition is,” said the 19-year-old. “They are all quality players, everyone looks up to them as a great footballing nation.

“We have seen clips of them and looking at the game, we will give them respect but we want to win.”

England have won the under-20 tournament four times, in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994.

In the second of those years, there were three Saints in the winning team – Alan Shearer, Jason Dodd and Rod Wallace.

Defender Richard Hall was in the squad which won the event in 1993, along with current Pompey manager Andy Awford.

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8:36am Mon 26 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

Good Luck James & hope you are captain again, give it your best, you are doing Saints proud.
Have a word with your England team mates, there may be one or two that would be interested in coming to join you at St Marys !
Good Luck James & hope you are captain again, give it your best, you are doing Saints proud. Have a word with your England team mates, there may be one or two that would be interested in coming to join you at St Marys ! NC Fan4Life
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8:54am Mon 26 May 14

Tony in Liberia says...

Isn't that exactly what we are telling the Senior England players NOT to do with our Fantastic Three????????
Isn't that exactly what we are telling the Senior England players NOT to do with our Fantastic Three???????? Tony in Liberia
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12:29pm Mon 26 May 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Had to ruin the article by mentioning andy awful!
Had to ruin the article by mentioning andy awful! worried of n e hampshire
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12:18am Tue 27 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

Let me guess the gossip headlines in the tabs tomorrow; Liverpool set to table an insignificant amount of money under 20 international wonder kid ward-prowse !?
Let me guess the gossip headlines in the tabs tomorrow; Liverpool set to table an insignificant amount of money under 20 international wonder kid ward-prowse !? Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
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