Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse wants to earn a recall to the England national team.
In an interview with the club’s official website, the 24-year-old explained his hopes for the future as he continues to impress for the club this season.
Ward-Prowse has emerged as a vital player for Ralph Hasenhuttl after struggling to force his way into Mark Hughes’ plans in the first half of the campaign.
The midfielder has netted three goals since the Austrian’s appointment and is targeting a return to England’s senior squad ahead of the international fixtures in March.
After making only one appearance for his country at senior level having captained the Under-21 side, the Saints’ academy graduate is keen to work his way into Gareth Southgate’s thoughts. He said:
It’s alright doing it for the last seven or eight games, but the next call-up isn’t until March, so there is still a lot of football to be played between now and then.
There’s a lot of competition and the England team is very successful at the minute, so I have to make sure I do it on a consistent basis. Hopefully Gareth Southgate will be at one of the games when I score or do well.
Ward-Prowse has cemented his place in Southampton’s starting line-up and has recently operated in a midfield trio alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Oriol Romeu.