By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

9th Sep, 2021 | 8:10pm

Paul Robinson lauds world-class England record of Kalvin Phillips

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United.

Paul Robinson has hailed Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips and his record since arriving in the England team.

The late equaliser from Poland last night was only the second goal the Three Lions have conceded from open play since his debut.

Robinson insisted that Phillips has announced himself as a world-class player and someone who everyone is now taking notice of.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “He’s had a huge impact.

“The reason he has been named England’s player of the year tells you everything, the impact that he has had on the side defensively and offensively.

“He’s grown and matured into a world-class midfielder that we’re all seeing. Outside of Leeds, there weren’t too many taking notice of him until he broke into this England team.

“He’s put himself onto the world stage now.”

Huge.

Despite shining all year round and on the biggest stage for the Three Lions, there are still those that question Phillips.

The Yorkshire Pirlo missed one opportunity to send Harry Kane through on goal in Poland, and instantly the negativity started flowing out on social media.

If it wasn’t for Kyle Walker and his slack defending in the final moments, it would only be one goal in 17 games and another clean-sheet.

Keep doubting the Yorkshire Pirlo, he is only getting better and will continue to shine in the Premier League.

There is no doubting that he is now “world-class” and the Leeds fans will always be in his corner, even if no one else is.

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