Southampton: ‘Ward-Prowse a technician’ – Wilson & Antonio

Michail Antonio and Callum Wilson have backed Southampton’s established-piece specialist James Ward-Prowse to “smash David Beckham’s absolutely free-kick record out of the water”.

The Saints captain scored his 14th direct no cost-kick in the Premier League to transfer four at the rear of Beckham’s mark – and Wilson has no question he will surpass the Manchester United icon’s tally.

“He is an absolute technician from exterior the box,” Newcastle striker Wilson advised the Footballer’s Football podcast he hosts with Antonio.

“He can set the ball either facet and you essentially are inquiring your workforce-mates not to give away a cost-free-kick in opposition to Southampton.

“He is received time on his side to split that file.”

Antonio agreed with his co-host’s verdict on the Saints midfielder.

“His totally free-kicks are as very good as penalties,” the West Ham forward mentioned.

Nonetheless, scoring from established-parts is not a thing either Antonio or Wilson can relate to.

“I am being properly absent from those,” Antonio reported. “Hopefully a person bounces off the crossbar, will come off my chin and goes in.”

“Sniffing out rebounds!” agreed Wilson. “Which is exactly what I am executing.”

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