Southampton star reveals best advice received from Koeman

Ronald Koeman

James Ward-Prowse has revealed what Ronald Koeman has taught him this season.

In a question and answer session with England’s official Twitter account, Ward-Prowse explained how Koeman has been helping him with his free-kicks.

The 20-year-old midfielder has already shown impressive set-piece ability in his short career, and as a frequent fixture in England’s Under-21 side, one would hope that he makes the step up to the senior side in the future.

Under the guidance of Ronald Koeman, Southampton have been flying high in the Premier League, and Ward-Prowse has clearly benefited.

Although playing in a different position to that of Koeman - who was a centre-back - the Dutch veteran has instilled a new sense of technical and tactical strength in the squad, and they look to have a bright future.

Despite being a central defender, Koeman has a brilliant goalscoring record, and is the best ever scoring defender in world football. He was well regarded for his set-pieces - especially long range free-kicks - and it is no surprise to see Ward-Prowse grateful to be under the tutelage of the 78-capped international.

Koeman has brought a new look style to St Mary’s Stadium, and it is likely that many will be aided by his coaching - none more so than the fledgling brilliance of James Ward-Prowse.

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