James Ward-Prowse happy to see free-kick work pay off at Portman Road
James Ward-Prowse’s determination in making sure practice makes perfect showed on Tuesday night, with a fine free-kick for England in the 5-0 win over Lithuania.
The Southampton midfielder has been a regular feature of videos on TheFA.com showcasing his talent from set-pieces.
And it paid off at Portman Road on Tuesday when he netted England’s second goal with a perfectly-placed shot.
Ward-Prowse said: "It's something I've been practising for a while, I want to score goals and free-kicks are something that have cropped up at the beginning of this season.
"So it was nice to see one of them paid off tonight.”
The result brought to an end a good ten days together with Gareth Southgate’s squad, whose two wins from two games puts them on top of the group one table.
Southgate had spoken in the build-up to the match about how he wanted his side to play with freedom and skill.
And Ward-Prowse believes the Three Lions did exactly that, with eye-catching performances from the likes of Ravel Morrison, Wilf Zaha, Saido Berahino and Tom Ince.
"Credit to everyone. We went out today and we were ruthless in everything that we did,” he added.
"We showed our qualities today and that's why we got the result that we did.
"We really put on a good performance tonight and were full of confidence.”
Watch the full interview with James in the video player below, or through the link on the right of your screen.