JWP left sleepless before seeing 'surreal' video clip

Saturday 04 Apr 2015
Ward-Prowse celebrates his winning goal against Germany at the Riverside

England Under-21 midfielder James Ward-Prowse may be back in Premier League action this weekend, but admits he is still re-living his winning goal against Germany.

The Southampton star rounded off a 35-pass move, which involved all 11 England players, to secure a 3-2 victory at the Riverside Stadium.


Ward-Prowse scored England's winner against Germany at the Riverside Stadium

And Ward-Prowse has since revealed that his 82nd minute winner caused him something of a sleepless night before he returned to the south coast prepare for the Saints' game with Everton on Saturday.

"I was up until 4am," said the 20-year-old, who also captained England in the absence of regular skipper Jack Butland.

"The rush of adrenaline was unbelievable. 

"I just kept running through the goal in my mind and the celebration with the lads. I was lying down but I just couldn’t shut my eyes.

"I decided to stay up in Middlesbrough as I thought I would get a good sleep before flying back down but there was no chance of that."

Watch the full 35-pass, 11 man move in England's winning goal against Germany

Whilst Ward-Prowse’s winner was shown live on BT Sport's coverage on Monday, it wasn’t until the following day that the full move leading up to his strike was highlighted again in full.

And Ward-Prowse admits he was one of the thousands watching the goal back on FATV as Gareth Southgate’s side took another step in their preparations for this summer's Euro Finals in Czech Republic.

"As soon as I saw the goal had been tweeted I was watching it and reliving it," he told the Daily Mail

"It was surreal, something every kid dreams of doing."

By Nicholas Veevers