THEO WALCOTT believes Southampton pal James Ward-Prowse is overtaking David Beckham because the Premier League’s free-kick king.
Saints captain Ward-Prowse has already discovered the web with three long-range free-kicks this time period – two shy of Beckham’s report of 5 in a season.
Ward-Prowse is turning into the PL free-kick king, says WalcottCredit score: AFP
Ward-Prowse is properly on his approach to breaking Beckham’s 5 free-kick objectives in a single season reportCredit score: Reuters
Walcott, who performed with Becks for England, mentioned: “After each coaching session I see James taking free-kicks.
“I simply sit there and keep in mind watching Beckham all these years in the past.
“I all the time thought I ought to have gotten concerned with free-kicks however he was simply too good.
“Now I see James and suppose, ‘You’re higher.’
“It’s simply the way in which he adjusts his run-up and is all the time match-prepared.
“It’s sensible to observe and it’s exhibiting.
“He’s all the time such a menace, particularly when you’ve got us gamers working at defenders and attempting to win free-kicks.
“It’s nearly like a penalty for him lately, a superb weapon to have.”
Walcott reckons Ward-Prowse might even be a greater free-kick-taker than BeckhamCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Ward-Prowse’s set-pieces helped Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints climb into the highest 4 forward of a visit to Walcott’s struggling outdated membership Arsenal tomorrow.
Walcott, 31, scored 100 objectives for the Gunners and instructed talkSPORT: “It’s a huge sport for me.
“I do know so much concerning the membership and it will likely be very sport however I’m not going to be enjoying the event.
“I went again there with Everton and ended up with a black eye after getting a ball within the face.
“We’re in a unbelievable second and it reveals with the outcomes we’re getting.
“The supervisor has so many nice concepts and the gamers feed into that.”