Kalvin Phillips may have been unavailable to play for Leeds United on Saturday against Huddersfield Town because of suspension, however it appears he now has an understanding of what some of the Whites’ faithful go through when he is on the pitch.
I now know how you @LUFC fans feel watching from the stands! Nervous wreck! Well done boys. Love to see it
— Kalvin Phillips (@Kalvinphillips) December 7, 2019
The Elland Road star took to Twitter after witnessing his side come through the Yorkshire derby victorious and admitted he now knows how nervous the fans can get when watching his team-mates throughout 90 minutes.
Indeed, Marcelo Bielsa’s side did not miss Phillips on the day with both Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez striking gold to take Leeds back to the top of the Championship, however there will be many that will want to see the recently-turned 24-year-old back on the field sooner rather than later.
According to the data collected by WhoScored, the defensive midfielder has managed to achieve an average of 3.7 tackles in his 19 second-tier appearances, 1.5 interceptions, 1.4 clearances as well as playing 2.1 key passes per game.
Fans appeared to love his message on Twitter after the game, with many appearing to take the moment to tell Phillips that it was something that they have had to adapt to and it is a scenario that they have come to expect every time Leeds take to the field.
Here are just some of their reactions…
It’s terrible and wonderful all at the same time. Love you, miss you x
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) December 7, 2019
Remember this is every week aswell
— David Ward (@ForshawFlair) December 7, 2019
I bet you’ve aged 5 years!!!
— Barney (New Account!) (@barney___21) December 7, 2019
— Jodie (@Jodie66514449) December 7, 2019
Not as nervous as me I was sat in the home stand quiet as a mouse
— Ash (@bigashryan) December 7, 2019
That’s why we need you to bury a team by half time Kalvin so we can relax. We’ll all be dead 10 years too early. Every game takes an hour off our sell by dates
— Adam (@adzrobins73) December 7, 2019
Its nerve wracking @Kalvinphillips but we love it. Great result. Hard fought. 3 points TOP OF THE KEAGUE
— LUFC Pete(@petelovesleeds) December 7, 2019
@Kalvinphillips imagine feeling like this twice a week. I’ve aged considerably over the last couple of years. What a performance today. Amazing. Were all behind you. MOT.
— Paul mankel (@Mankel1210) December 7, 2019
Welcome to our world
— Lee Womersley (@leewom83) December 7, 2019
Hard work isn’t it
— Pasquale Hester (@statdwarfe) December 7, 2019
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