James Ward-Prowse is delighted with how West Ham’s last home game of the season went and is hopeful that he can finish strong against Manchester City.

Last Summer, West Ham had the monstrous task of replacing Declan Rice. Many assumed the Hammers would struggle immensely in midfield but, on the whole, they’ve done a great job at replacing their former captain.

While Edson Alvarez does the defensive work that Rice is so well known for, James Ward-Prowse has done excellently at doing his more underappreciated attacking efforts.

During his first season at the club, Ward-Prowse has scored some impressive goals, got some great assists, but that allusive free kick to bring him level with Beckham still eludes him. Nonetheless, Ward-Prowse enjoyed his final home game of the campaign and is pleased with his contributions over the past year.

“It’s a special moment being out on the pitch with your family,” Ward-Prowse told the official site. “We are footballers, but we are also human beings. We’re family people, we’re brothers, we’re dads, we’re uncles, so it is a special moment to spend with special people.”

“You want to finish on a special note, for sure. The first half was difficult for us, but we came out in the second half and showed what we were about!”

“I enjoyed that goal because I have not had many fall to me like that, but luckily it came back to me, and I put it away,” Ward-Prowse said.”

“I’m happy with seven goals and seven assists in the Premier League this season. I always try and reach ten – that’s always my target as a midfielder – so maybe a hat-trick against City next week!” Ward-Prowse joked.

Although it was a brilliant strike, it isn’t the one that will get all the attention. However, neither will Soucek’s stunner as youngster George Earthy scored his first goal in the Premier League weeks after his worrying head injury. Like many others have claimed, Ward-Prowse confirmed that he’s not just got there off of raw talent, but he’s also had to work extremely hard to get his opportunity.

“I think George deserves it because he has shown his quality in training, and he has not been given this opportunity, he has had to work hard for it.”

“He was disappointed with getting a concussion and has been out for a couple of weeks, but it is a good way for him to finish it off.”

Hopefully, we get to see the best of Earthy next season as well as Ward-Prowse. The midfielder has a lot more to give and he could be a key player in a more possession based team.