The 25-year-old midfielder has started to become an integral part of Gareth Southgate’s plans recently, starting all three games over the most recent international break, a spell that saw England pick up three wins against San Marino, Albania and Poland.
And Phillips wasn’t just along for the ride, either. As these stats from @LUFCDATA show, he was pretty important in terms of dictating the play for Southgate’s side, completing 93.1% of his passes over the three games.
Although he did come under some criticism for his performances from fans of other clubs, Leeds fans were more than willing to share their love and appreciation for his efforts.
When he posted this message on his Twitter feed about England’s accomplishments, there were plenty of fans who offered positive thoughts about his display over the past few games:
“Immense as ever Yorkshire Pirlo now get home for us”
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Of course England’s next games aren’t until the buildup to the European Championships, and unless something drastic happens, you’d imagine that Phillips is likely going to be a part of that squad.