MAYA Yoshida has told Saints teammate James Ward-Prowse not to take any holidays during the three-week break.

Ward-Prowse is widely tipped to be named in England manager Gareth Southgate’s squad tomorrow for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro.

And Yoshida, who has witnessed the academy lad fight his way into Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, thinks his efforts will be rewarded with a phone call from Southgate.

The defender said: “I wouldn’t be surprised [if he got an England call-up].

“He shouldn’t book any short trips during the international break.

“He has been here a long time and has had difficult times and good times.

“Now, he is enjoying a good time, especially after having a baby.

“He came up from the academy and is playing and scoring in every Premier League game at the moment, so he deserves to go to the national team.

“I hope he goes to the national team and gets another experience with England.”

Ward-Prowse followed up his spectacular free-kick against Manchester United with another one on Saturday.

The midfielder helped Saints complete a remarkable comeback over Tottenham when he placed the ball into the top corner.

It took his tally to six in nine games, which also makes him the highest scoring English midfielder in the Premier League this season.

Yoshida admitted he wasn’t surprised to see Ward-Prowse score against Spurs due to the work he does at Staplewood.

“If you were able to see him practice them in training, you’d see that he is one of the best free-kick takers in the Premier League,” the Japanese international added.

“Under the previous manager [Mark Hughes] he was having a difficult time, but he continued to prepare well and remained professional.

“That’s why he got his chance with the new manager when he came, and I am really happy for him.”