Many Southampton fans have been reacting to the news that James Ward-Prowse is a doubt for the match against Burnley this weekend after picking up an injury while away on international duty.
The £25.2m-valued Saints captain was selected by Gareth Southgate for the recent round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland. He started the clash against the former as the Three Lions won 5-0, while he came on from the bench against Albania in an eventual 2-0 victory for his country.
However, he was sent home prior to the third match against Poland with a calf issue (The Sun). Ahead of the clash against the Clarets this weekend, Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed that Ward-Prowse is a doubt for the game (southamptonfc.com). Were he to be unavailable, it would be a huge blow for the south coast outfit, with the skipper contributing to more league goals than any of his team-mates.
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These Southampton fans themselves were quick to share their thoughts on the update, and they took to social media platform Twitter to vent their fury.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the Ward-Prowse news below
“Basically we’re screwed”
“I mean, Prowsey was bound to get injured with the amount he’s played. I love the fact that he’s seen as this machine who’s set the record for minutes played but he really should have been given a break imo”
“I swear to god if JWP can’t play Sunday because he got injured playing for England I am coming for you Gareth Southgate”
“Nice one Gareth”
“You just knew it would happen, sadly that is the risk. Let’s hope it was worth it.”
“NOOOO! If he trains tomorrow, I think he will start but if he doesn’t we will be fine with Jankewtiz and Diallo in the mid”
In other news, many Southampton fans are livid at this FA Cup update.
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