James Ward Prowse Pulls Out Of England Squad
Tuesday, 10th Nov 2020 11:08
Saints have announced that James Ward Prowse has withdrawn from the England squad due to a hamstring problem, read on for more information.
James Ward Prowse had dropped out of Gareth Southgate's Engalnd squad for the forthcoming friendly against Republic of Ireland and Nations League matches against Belgium and Iceland.
Saints state that it is a precautionary measure due to a tight hamstring and that they have agreed with England that he will remain at Southampton to have treatment from the club.
On one hand this is disappointing news for Saints supporters, there is a sense of pride in seeing one of our players pull on an England shirt, but on the other hand there is a feeling that there is no point in him going anyway, the likes of JWP & Tong Grealish has been overlooked by Gareth Southgate and have had to watch whilst the latest Golden Boy from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City or United get the nod ahead of them.
A few years ago Southgate looked like being a breath of fresh air when he was appointed England manager when he vowed to pick players based on form alone rather than the club they played for, at first that looked the case, but increasingly Southgate has reverted to the style of his predecessors and given caps to those players who have barely played in the Premier League, but who of course play for a Big Six club.
This has seen a big rise in the lack of discipline in and around the squad, the England boss has failed to clamp down on those who have digressed, small slaps on the wrist and then picked for the next squad send out the wrong message and it seems Southgate is fast losing the respect of the dressing room.
Since he has been England manager 17 players who have been in his England squads have featured on the front pages of the tabloids for the wrong reasons, this in itself tells a story.
So sadly I am glad James Ward Prowse has pulled out I want him fit for the trip to Wolves more than I want to see him in an england shirt.
Bellingahm was a regular for Birmingham City last season before joining Borussia Dortmund in the summer on turning 17.
Bellingham who only received a call up to the U21 squad in September, but it seems he is being fast tracked to the full squad after playing only 5 Bundesliga games for Dortmund and a handful of England U21 appearances, I rest my case.
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