Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been called up for England’s upcoming international fixtures in June.
As the dust settles on Leeds’ hectic end to the Premier League season, there’s no time for rest for some as an international break edges closer next month.
Kalvin Phillips hasn’t been involved as much as he would have hoped for England this season thanks to a four-month injury layoff between December and April, but his end to the season has kept him in Gareth Southgate’s good books.
Confirmation of the latest Three Lions squad sees Phillips back in the side, with his last international cap back in the 10-0 win over San Marino in November.
He took to Twitter to react to the good news:
Is Kalvin Phillips leaving in the summer?
Great to see he’s still in favour.
A lot of fans might be concerned that Southgate isn’t going on form, and they would be right in a lot of regards with players shining at club level, but some regulars for England have to play because of what they do for their country.
Phillips has nailed his place for the Three Lions after his partnership with Declan Rice got us to a major final, while the same can be said of Manchester United’s struggling Harry Maguire.
Their levels at international level have barely ever dropped, and that means there’s no chance Southgate is ever dropping them.