By Mark Smith

12th Jun, 2021 | 7:10am

Ian Wright sends message to Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips ahead of EUROs

Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips is only one day away from potentially making his major tournament debut for England.

The Three Lions play Croatia at Wembley tomorrow, and the Yorkshire Pirlo is in strong contention to start with Jordan Henderson, not at his best.

It would be a major development, and the first time in nearly two decades we have had one of our own shine on the world stage for our home country.

Writing on his personal Instagram account on Friday, Phillips posted a montage of clips as he prepared for what could be the biggest moment of his career so far.

The Leeds star also shared a message with his followers, and it was clear to see just how excited he was at the prospect of shining.

“The Euros are here,” he wrote “Let’s go.”

Among those commenting were Arsenal and England legend Ian Wright, who has clear become a big fan in recent years, and his love was clear to see.


It is impossible not to love Phillips and how far he has come, and we could ay the same about Wright this year.

In a world where pundits and outsiders find it impossible to love Leeds and their players, Wright is usually the one doing just that, and others are finally starting to see the light.

After setting the Premier League alight, it would have been easy for Phillips to go under the radar, but he has certainly been one of the brightest lights yet again.

We couldn’t be prouder of the Yorkshire Pirlo, and there will be a huge grin on every one of our faces should he walkout at Wembley tomorrow against Croatia.

With it being the first game of the tournament, Gareth Southgate will want to be defensively strong, and that could be perfect Phillips alongside Declan Rice in midfield.

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