James Ward Prowse: Southampton Players to Get New Manager Gift After Huge Win vs Graham Potter’s Chelsea
- Southampton's interim manager might get a new suit after marking his debut with a win
- Ruben Selles inspired the struggling Saints to a win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
- James Ward-Prowse scored the only goal of the game as Southampton completed a double
Southampton captain, James Ward-Prowse has revealed that the players will get their interim manager, Ruben Selles a new suit.
Selles inspired the Saints to a huge win over Chelsea on February 18 at Stamford Bridge in his first managerial bow at the club.
The Spanish head coach replaced Nathan Jones, who was sacked last week following a spate of poor performances amid the club's relegation fears.
A Ward-Prowse free kick right at the end of the first half was enough to lift the club's spirits and pile more misery on Graham Potter.
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The Saints' captain scored his 17th direct free kick in the Premier League, moving him closer to David Beckham's total of 18. He is arguably the division's best dead ball specialist.
Ward-Prowse on manager's first win
Speaking after the game, the midfielder said:
"He has given us real stability and a calmness. That is what we have needed. It’s a young squad, so to be able to deal with those things are difficult, but he has given us a familiar way of playing. I wasn’t too sure about the suit when we saw it in the meeting. He joked in the pre-match meeting that we would have to buy him a new suit if we won," as quoted by the Sun.
Selles will be hoping to impress the Southampton hierarchy to keep the job on a permanent basis. Despite the win, they are still bottom with just 18 points.
Azpilicueta injury update
Sports Brief has also reported on Chelsea skipper, Cezar Azpilicueta discussing the injury he suffered in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Spanish defender was part of the Blues' starting XI that took on bottom-placed Southampton at Stamford Bridge.
He was stretchered off the field with an oxygen mask after a stray boot from the Saints' Sekou Mara accidentally caught him full in the face.