Ward-Prowse delivers verdict on Tottenham v Southampton, highlights key factor
By Dominic Toner
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse believes it’s important his side win before the international break ahead of their trip to Tottenham on Sunday.
Spurs welcome the South Coast club to White Hart Lane in the Premier League and will be looking to consolidate their place in the top four.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have set-up an FA Cup semi-final showdown with Chelsea and now resume their league campaign.
They are currently six points above fifth-placed Arsenal, who have played a game less.
Meanwhile, Southampton are comfortably sitting in mid-table in 10th and will be looking to finish the season strongly.
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The Saints midfielder Ward-Prowse feels his side are in a good position ahead of the match and will want a positive result ahead of the international break.
“Football revolves around momentum and I think we can carry into the Tottenham game,” Ward-Prowse said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “They’ve got a bit of momentum themselves and I think it’ll be an important game to win heading into that international break.”
Spurs’ match against Southampton is also their last before the break and they will want to be in a strong position in the table.
The north London club do not play again until 1 April when they travel to Burnley, before another away match at relegation candidates Swansea.
Southampton are set to be a stern test for Spurs and have been in fantastic goal scoring form lately.
They have managed 10 goals in their last three games, which included a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in the EFL Cup final.
The Saints did manage to win their other two games as they shipped four goals away from home against both Watford and Sunderland.
Spurs are unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season, but that stat could be ended against a team that have become specialists on the road in recent weeks,
Southampton have dangerman Manolo Gabbiadini in top form and he has scored in every game so far since his January arrival, netting six times in four appearances.
In other Tottenham news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter after Harry Kane provided an injury update.