Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo has joked it’s going to take divine intervention to cease James Ward-Prowse from scoring a free-kick.
Wolves host the Saints within the FA Cup fifth spherical on Thursday evening and might be seeking to include the England midfielder, who’s lethal from set-pieces.
5 of Ward-Prowse’s six objectives have come from direct free-kicks this season, along with his newest strike coming in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Newcastle.
And Nuno has jovially advised his gamers might want to pray to disclaim Ward-Prowse.
He mentioned: “How do you cease it? wall, after which forestall the ball going inside your purpose – and pray!
“He’s a specialist. He’s an excellent kicker of the ball. He has proven his high quality.
“It may occur, a foul is a foul, and you must simply put together your self, organise your wall correctly after which do your job.”
Southampton have misplaced 4 successive Premier League video games, together with a 9-Zero thrashing to Manchester United.
However Nuno remains to be anticipating a tricky take a look at from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet.
He mentioned: “All of the groups throughout this season have robust, robust moments, however that doesn’t take away the standard and the expertise of the squad of Southampton.
“It’s a very gifted squad, an excellent supervisor. We all know in soccer something can change from one sport to the opposite.
“It’s a brand new sport, it’s not what’s essential, [what was] earlier than. Let’s compete. And it’s the FA Cup, we wish to compete nicely.”