Jim White blown away by Leeds star Kalvin Phillips after England announcement

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been called up to the England squad for the upcoming European Championships.

There were strong doubts over his selection after he picked up that shoulder injury against West Brom on the final day of the season.

Phillips will likely miss out on the friendly against Austria on Wednesday night in Middlesbrough, as he looks to get back to 100%.

The squad was released everywhere and was shared on Sky Sports.

Jim White was reading through the names that have been selected, and it is clear to see that he has been blown away by the Yorkshire Pirlo over the past year.

“Kalvin Phillips,” he said.

“A magnificent season for him at Leeds United.”


Not one midfielder in the current squad can do what Phillips can do so effectively.

Declan Rice and Jordan Henderson are clearly quality options, but can they be as hard in the tackle and then as crisp in the pass over any distance? The answer is simply no.

We all gasped when Phillips stayed down against West Brom, especially given that he was out long-term with the same problem earlier in the season.

Marcelo Bielsa has transformed Phillips into one of the best midfielders in the Premier League, something we would never have thought to be possible.

Now he is set to represent us at a major tournament, and we couldn’t be prouder, time to show them just how “magnificent” you are Kalv.

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