Date: 13th April 2015 at 5:29pm
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James Ward-Prowse has explained that he feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders following his first Premier League goal from the penalty spot in the game against Hull City at the weekend.

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Stepping up to the spot in the 56th minute to break the deadlock in the game, JWP put away his first league goal for us, and his second goal overall.

Speaking to saintsfc following the game, the youngster explained.

‘It was amazing. It was a big weight off my shoulders and it has been something I`ve wanted to do for a very long while. To do it in front of the home crowd and it was an important goal during the game as well was massive for me. It`s a moment I`ll never forget.’

JWP went on to say that he didn’t believe he was actually as nervous as he thought he’d be walking up to the spot to take the penalty as obviously he’s thought about it before.

‘I wasn`t as nervous as I thought I`d be. I was very confident stepping up to it and thankfully it went in the back of the net. Like I said it was a moment I`ve been waiting for for a long time.’

As for the confusion with Sadio Mane stepping up for the spot kick as well, he explained.

‘I went straight to the ball and then Sadio ManĂ© took it. The message came from the bench for me to take it and I`m thankful it went in the back of the net. It was great to see the crowd erupt. I was a bit annoyed I didn`t do the Mick Channon to celebrate, but the knee-slide was alright.’

He went on to say that after the goal he certainly felt a boost of confidence and he was desperate to kick on and get the second goal, so his aim now is to get that as quickly as possible and get himself on a real run in front of the net now to add goals to his game.

‘I think it can be the catalyst for change and a few more will roll in now.’

As for the match against Hull itself, he went on to say it was an incredibly difficult game and we certainly struggled first half, but the feeling was delight at full time as we quickly drew a line under the Everton disappointment.

‘I think it was a game we knew we couldn`t just turn up and win. They made it very tough for us when we didn`t have the ball. It was great that we showed our quality and spirit throughout the second half to get the win. It`s not nice losing so it`s a great sign that we can bounce back and kick on towards the last few games of the season. The club is built for the European stage and it would be a shame it we couldn`t cap off a great season.’

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