James Ward-Prowse says England call-up was 'life-long ambition'
By Michael Cantillon
Last Updated: 20/03/17 6:31pm
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has revealed his call-up to Gareth Southgate's England squad fulfilled a "life-long ambition".
Ward-Prowse, who is the current England U21 captain, has featured 21 times for Saints in the Premier League this season, notching three goals.
The 22-year-old worked under current national boss Gareth Southgate with the U21 side and earned his first senior call-up last week, ahead of England's friendly against Germany and World Cup ualifying game against Lithuania.
"It's obviously an incredibly proud feeling for me," said Ward-Prowse. "It's always been a life-long ambition and a career ambition to reach the senior squad.
"I think it's every young player's dream to play for England and to be given that opportunity and chance to represent your country and do everyone proud is a great honour.
"Should the chance come this week, I'll be ready to take it. I can't wait to draw every ounce of knowledge from other players who have been in the group before this week, to help me as a player as well."