Selhurst Park

Next Game

C Palace v So'ton

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

St. Mary's Stadium

Last Game

So'ton 3 - 0 Everton

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Ward-Prowse targets top six

James Ward-Prowse believes Southampton can still finish in the top six despite a disappointing end to 2013.

Last Updated: 30/12/13 at 23:10 Post Comment

James Ward-Prowse: Confident Southampton can finish in the top six

James Ward-Prowse: Confident Southampton can finish in the top six

Saints finished the year with a run of poor results and Sunday's 2-1 loss to Everton left them in ninth place, seven points behind Manchester United in sixth.

The defeat at Goodison Park was particularly frustrating because Romelu Lukaku's winning goal came just three minutes after Gaston Ramirez had equalised, but Ward-Prowse remains optimistic about their prospects for the second half of the season

Southampton host Chelsea on New Year's Day and Ward-Prowse hopes they can register a famous win before going on to challenge for a European spot.

"We're disappointed and angry with ourselves for letting a draw go after conceding so quickly after getting back in the game with a good goal," the midfielder told the Southern Daily Echo.

"I felt like the second half was much stronger than the first and it was a great strike that got us back in the game.

"But the beauty of this time of year is that the next game is only around the corner. There will soon be a chance to rectify this result, starting against Chelsea.

"It's a good place to push on from where we were last year, hopefully to a place in the top six. As long as we keep working hard in training I'm sure that's a possibility.

"The manager told us afterwards to keep doing what we're doing and the philosophy won't change. The sky's the limit for us.

"We've still got half the season to come and we'll spend each day trying to keep improving."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property