James Ward-Prowse has urged Southampton’s non-international players to use the time they have to improve on their game.
Speaking to The Southern Daily Echo, the Saints midfielder admitted that he intends to use the time off for the international break as a chance to improve on things on the pitch following a disappointing start to the season for Southampton.
The Saints head into the international break on the back of a 4-1 defeat at home to Chelsea, meaning after eight Premier League games, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have only won just twice all season, and for Ward-Prowse, performances simply have to pick up.
The 24-year-old midfielder said: “We’ve got a good period of time to work on a few things during the international break, so it will be a good time to work on them. I think we all, individually, need to be better. We’ve had an OK start to the season with a few good results here and there, but we need to be consistently better.”
Although performances have been impressive this season, claiming points is where Southampton have struggled at this year.
The Saints had chances to pick up something against the like of Liverpool and Tottenham as well as claim a win against Manchester United, yet the Saints only managed one point from a possible nine from these three games, and this is something Ward-Prowse wants the team to address.
The Saints star said: “We want to start taking points off the big teams and we need to get that belief and drive back to do it again. We all share their frustrations because we aren’t used to being in this situation”
With Wolves coming up after the international break, three points against the Premier League side will be the ideal way to get things back up and running for Southampton, will are in desperate need for a win in the English top-flight.