Many Leeds United fans were feeling elated after the latest reports concerning Kalvin Phillips seemed to suggest the midfielder could receive a call-up to the England squad.
According to The Telegraph, the Championship ace could be the first player since Wilfried Zaha to get an opportunity with the national team when playing in the second tier. He has been in superb form for the Whites this season, averaging the most tackles, the most long balls and the third-most key passes in the Leeds squad, as per WhoScored.
Better than Rice and Dier, easily
— AdamB992 (@AdamB992) February 25, 2020
He was lauded by talkSPORT’s Adrian Durham, who claimed the 24-year-old is ‘England-class’ after his performance in the 1-0 win over Bristol City two weeks ago. The reports excited many Leeds fans, who took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of replies:
About time too
— Neils Diamond (@NeilsDiamond) February 25, 2020
Fully deserved but we don’t really need him playing any more matches!
— Andy Brook (@andybrook1) February 25, 2020
About time. England’s best player in that position. Very specialist.
— Tom H (@ThommHol) February 25, 2020
Rightly so as well, he has been the engine in the Leeds side and deserves it
— Sports With Jon (@SportsWithJon1) February 25, 2020
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) February 25, 2020
Honestly I’m not crying here…………..
3 years ago I said he would play for England I got some right pelters for it too.
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) February 25, 2020
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