Leeds United fans were lauding Kalvin Phillips amid a potential call-up to the England squad for the Yorkshire native.
According to Phil Hay, England boss Gareth Southgate has come to watch the defensive midfielder several times this season. The Athletic’s journalist goes on to claim that people around the 23-year-old do think the 49-year-old wants to see him get tested at Premier League-level.
Phillips has been at the Yorkshire outfit for his whole career and has formed a superb part of their team this campaign, having made 26 appearances in the Championship (via Transfermarkt) However, he proves to be a unique case when compared to other international prospects as he has never been capped at any youth level.
Fans were left praising the midfielder after Hay’s article on a potential international call-up as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Elland Road faithful:
Doesn’t matter if his playing in the PL or not, the fact is KP as a DM is better aground than Rice, Dier, etc in that position just based on his passing alone he should be given a chance. Sorry but KP is the DM England dream of. Test him in the up coming friendlies, simples
— Adam Ross (@rossi_on) January 16, 2020
If Southgate has continuously watched him why isn’t he doing anything? He’s by far the best defensive mid in the UK right now. And probs the best defensive mid England can have right now. They’re idiots for not utiliting him just because he’s championship level.
— Leeds Media 💙💛 (@media_leeds) January 16, 2020
If mings can get in the England squad Kalvin phillips definitely should be able to he is far better
— Alex Sherriff (@SherriffAlex) January 16, 2020
Difference between Kalvin and the others who have received youth caps is Bielsa. Kalvin’s been coached by one of the very best. Bielsa saw something and Kalvin’s taken everything on board, he deserves that call up. The whole of Leeds would be proud, he’s one of our own! 💪
— ghoods 💙💛 (@Girhodes5) January 16, 2020
💛💙Of course Phil , picks pockets every week , see what he puts out, and that’s just the first half of a game ! Credit where credit is due 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/TNi3PVgQoK
— Nick alaw mot 💛💙 (@MotNicodemus) January 16, 2020
He definitely deserve it, he is a fantastic player and work rate is massive
— Dan fisher (@dannofisher) January 16, 2020
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