By Mark Smith

18th Jun, 2021 | 8:10am

Gary Lineker left stunned by Kalvin Phillips this week

Gary Lineker was still left stunned by Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips live on the BBC on Thursday.

Looking ahead to the clash with Scotland at Wembley this evening, Phillips’ display against Croatia on Sunday was on everyone’s lips.

The Yorkshire Pirlo looks set to start yet again, as the Three Lions look to secure their qualification for the knockout rounds early.

Speaking on the BBC’s live coverage of Austria against the Netherlands, Phillips was the star of the show at half-time.

Kalvin Phillips was one of the standout figures for England,” he said.

“He can have all the pick and mix he wants after that display.”


Despite all of this attention that has been thrown at him, Phillips remains as modest as ever, suggesting he only played “alright” against Croatia.

We all know that he was the best player on the pitch, and deserves every last bit of credit that has gone his way.

A big performance against one of our fellow home nations this evening will catapult his fame even further, and you would be silly not to back him to do just that.

Lineker and everyone else with some sort of credibility at the BBC has been waxing lyrical of Phillips this week, and we are loving the attention going his way.

No one player won more defensive duels than Phillips in the opening game week at the EUROs, and we expect him to add to that with some meaty challenges at Wembley.

Marcelo Bielsa will be like a proud father looking on, with his influence on the midfielder not lost as he picks up all of these interviews.

We can’t wait to see more, and we’re already counting down to kick-off, bring it on.

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