Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images)
Marcelo Bielsa, Manager of Leeds United. (Photo by Lindsey Parnaby - Pool/Getty Images)

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Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips has arguably been one of the breakout stars of Euro 2020.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 7:28 am

The 25-year-old has been a virtual ever-present in England’s midfield throughout the group stage, and his performances have been good enough to suggest that he will keep his spot in the side going into Tuesday’s knockout clash against Germany too.

His efforts haven't gone unnoticed by his teammates either, with Jordan Henderson speaking out in praise of the man keeping him out of the starting XI for the time being.

"Kalvin's a very good player, you've seen that in the games he's played not only for Leeds but for England " said the Liverpool captain.

"He's done fantastically well and he's a brilliant lad to have around.

"He's been a big player for us but we've got a lot of good players in midfield - Dec [Declan Rice], who's been brilliant, Jude [Bellingham], who's a fantastic talent who's done brilliantly this season and when he's come on, Mason [Mount], there's a lot of talented players in the midfield area so we keep pushing each other every day in training but we also get on really well off the field, which is important.

"Whatever team the manager decides to play I'm sure we'll give it absolutely everything and it will be the right balance within the midfield," he said.

"Kalvin's been a big part of that and he will be in the next game and throughout the tournament."

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