'He's better': Leeds fans react as Fabio Capello lauds Kalvin Phillips
Leeds United fans have been loving it on social media in the last 24 hours after hearing that Fabio Capello had praised Kalvin Phillips.
Phillips has been outstanding for Leeds over the last few seasons and has carried that form into the Euros with England. He’s played every game, and at the moment, is one of the players of the tournament.
Capello, who was speaking to the Daily Mail, lauded Phillips in his comments about the midfielder. Speaking about both him and Declan Rice, Capello branded the Leeds ace ‘phenomenal’.
And while the Italian stopped short of saying the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’ is better than the actual Pirlo, his comments were still high praise for Phillips.
Twitter, then, was full of Leeds fans who were loving what they were reading.
Leeds fans simply love Kalvin Phillips. The feeling is mutual, too. The midfielder simply loves being at Elland Road, and it’s hard to see him ever really moving on.
The Yorkshire Pirlo thing is all a bit of good fun for most Leeds fans. And you get that impression from some of the responses on Twitter.
Here, then, is a look at what some Leeds fans had to say as Capello praised Kalvin Phillips.
Luv how everyone outside of the club thinks we actually compare him to Pirlo, it’s just a song of adulation
— SuperLeedsUnited (@5up3rL33ds) July 1, 2021
An enormous compliment from one of the greatest managers to ever walk the earth.
— The Ferryman (@rontecarlo) July 1, 2021
I tend to agree. Kalvin isn’t the new Pirlo. He is the first Kalvin Phillips. #LUFC
— Clinical “Sniffer” Clarke (@TheHardMan21) July 1, 2021
Kalvin is not as good as pirlo yet !
He’s better #lufc
— dirty leeds (@VWGOODWILL_NO) July 1, 2021
He’s the Beeston Busquets
— Howard (@12345Howard) July 1, 2021
Pirlo was a great player, but could never run through brick walls 💪
— Tewkesbury White (@twihackelebum) July 1, 2021