As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Southampton attacker Walcott: Ward-Prowse better than Beckham

Southampton attacker Theo Walcott has hailed the free-kick taking ability of skipper James Ward-Prowse.

Walcott hbelieves he is a better set-piece specialist than former England teammate David Beckham.

Ward-Prowse has already scored three free-kicks this season, two behind Beckham's season record of five, and has become a huge threat from dead-ball situations outside the opposition area.

Speaking to talkSPORT, on-loan Everton attacker Walcott said: "After every training session I see James taking free-kicks. I just sit there and remember watching Beckham all those years ago.

"I always thought I should have got involved with free-kicks but he was just too good. Now I see James and think, 'You're better'.

"It's just the way he adjusts his run-up and is always match-prepared. It is brilliant to watch and it is showing. He is always such a threat, especially when you have got us players running at defenders and trying to win free-kicks.

"It is almost like a penalty for him these days, a good weapon to have."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free