Kalvin Phillips has capped an impressive 12 months by earning his first call-up to the England squad. Gareth Southgate has named the Leeds United midfielder in his latest 24-man squad.
The Three Lions will face Iceland and Denmark next month and after helping Leeds to the Championship title at the end of last season, he could also earn a first England cap.
Phillips, 24 was instrumental as Marcelo Bielsa’s team eventually won the league at a canter, playing 40 games in all competitions.
Typically a defensive midfielder, the Leeds-born star has adhered himself to the club’s faithful with a string of combative displays in the Whites’ holding role.
Since graduating from the club’s academy Phillips has played 181 times for Leeds and this call-up is thoroughly deserved for the midfielder.
Following the latest news, supporters have been responding on Twitter and it’s fair to say they are absolutely delighted.
Phillips penned a new long-term deal at Elland Road and will now look to help the Whites enjoy a successful maiden season back in the Premier League.
Here is a selection of Tweets from the club’s loyal fanbase as Leeds midfielder Phillips earns international recognition for the first time.
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) August 25, 2020
Things you love to see 😍👏🏼
— Nathan💙💛 (C) 🏆 (@lufcvlogger) August 25, 2020
GET IN KALVIN LAD!!! Bet his nan is absolutely buzzing
— Batesy🏆 (@BatesyV3) August 25, 2020
Finally, a reason to watch England again!
— Junk Heaven August Tan (@zz9zsa) August 25, 2020
Massive congratulations to @Kalvinphillips on your England call up. Fully deserved. MOT🤍💛💙
— Dave Stocking (@Stocki2011) August 25, 2020
— David Eddy (@sonofedd) August 25, 2020
Absolutely delighted for KALVIN, just goes to shoes never give up and hard work can really help, wells one KALVIN Phillips, Baller with a strong tackle 💪⚽️⚽️
— john o connor (@djjohnoconnor) August 25, 2020