Beren Cross has been speaking on the Blue, White and Yellow Podcast about what the future holds and the heights Kalvin Phillips can reach.
Phillips managed to make his debut for England last year in September and 12 months on, he has been voted as England Men’s player of the year, having played in every game on their run to the Euro 2020 final, impressing for both club and country.
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It was very clear last year and from the first game of this season, without Phillips, Leeds United are nowhere near the same side having been smashed on the opening day of the season without the midfielder and also only winning two of their nine games he missed in the Premier League last season, highlighting how important he is to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
Cross has gave his thoughts on what Phillips might be able to achieve in his career.
“The way his career is going is quite scary, to be honest. He’s only 25, isn’t he, so I mean, in theory, his peak is another five years from now, it’s a frightening prospect.
“I mean, he really is turning into a world-class footballer. Regardless of who’s doing the voting – to be voted the best player for England in a year they’ve reached the Euro 2020 final, the first time in 55 years they’ve reached a major final and Phillips has been adjudged to be the best player across the tournament and preceding it – just amazing.
“And like you say, what an amazing young man, and how humble he is and how polite he is.”
TIF Thoughts on Phillips…
The player of the year award came as a shock to Phillips who was filmed being handed the award by his international midfield partner, Declan Rice, with Phillips admitting that he didn’t expect to play when first called up last September.
Phillips has shown himself to be more than the holding defensive midfielder that he is for Leeds, as during the European Championship, he broke the lines in midfield, especially against Croatia when he set up Raheem Sterling for the winning goal.
If the midfielder keeps up the form that he’s shown for both club and country, there appear to be no boundaries that Phillips can’t overcome, and many big clubs may continue to be linked with him in the coming transfer windows.