Last Updated: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 09:42
Southampton starlet James Ward-Prowse is looking to learn lessons from England Under-20s' early exit from the World Cup in Turkey.
The midfield starlet was one of the star performers for Peter Taylor's side as they went home after the three group games in which they managed two draws before losing 2-0 to Egypt in Saturday's decisive final match.
Despite the disappointment, Ward-Prowse feels he can pick plenty of positives from the experience of playing in a major tournament and apply it to his career at St Mary's, while he expects his fellow team-mates to do the same.
He told the FA.com: "All 21 of us are going to go home now having learned from this. We're going to go back to our clubs with broader shoulders after the pressure of a World Cup.
"We knew we had to win the game (against Egypt), but unfortunately that didn't happen.
"But it's been a good experience for all of us."
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