‘Fantastic job’: £100m-rated superstar praises Leeds general after ‘brilliant’ Euro 2020 showcase
England captain Harry Kane has praised Kalvin Phillips following his showcase performance for the Three Lions against Croatia.
Speaking to beIN Sports after England’s 1-0 win in their Euro 2020 opener, the Tottenham superstar hailed the Leeds United general. Phillips assisted Raheem Sterling’s sole goal which sealed the three points for Gareth Southgate’s side.
Indeed, Phillips is one of seven Leeds players currently playing in Euro 2020. Club captain Liam Cooper is likely to feature tomorrow in Scotland’s opener against the Czech Republic. Gjanni Alioski will also start for North Macedonia later today.
‘He’s been brilliant’
As well as playing a huge role in England’s winning goal, Phillips overall was sensational against Croatia. The midfielder won plaudits from supporters on social media as well as pundits both online and on national TV.
And Kane, who could leave Tottenham this summer for a fee in an excess of £100m as reported by Eurosport, joined in on praising the Leeds midfielder.
The England captain said on Phillips: “He’s been brilliant. He’s just come off the back of a shoulder injury as well, but he’s been good in training and working hard to be fit for the first game. He was selected today and done a fantastic job.
Phillips could return to England XI for final group stage matches
The homegrown Leeds star was a sensation for England in their Euro 2020 opener. And his performance against Croatia could see Phillips start the Three Lions remaining group stage matches.
Moreover, Phillips was showed composure and intelligence in his tackling, passing and decision making this afternoon. And this style of play will appeal to Southgate in the final two group stage fixtures against Scotland and the Czech Republic.
Furthermore, with England’s hardest game on paper out of the way, Southgate could be willing to allow the Leeds midfielder to keep his spot for the remainder of the group stage phase of the competition.
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