Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has reacted as England partner and West Ham captain Declan Rice scored in the Europa League on his 150th club appearance.
The Whites have lofty ambitions right now as Andrea Radrizzani continues to publicly state the club’s aims to be a European force once again within the coming years.
We’re stuck with just Premier League football and domestic competitions at the moment and they have a lot to do to break into the top six of the league.
Kalvin Phillips’ Euro 2020 journey has seen him become close friends with plenty of international stars.
One of those being West Ham talisman Declan Rice, who has rose to the role of captaincy for the Irons at the start of this season.
As Rice and West Ham took to the Europa League with a challenging first game against Dinamo Zagreb, their quality shone through as Rice added the polish with a brilliant solo run to make it 2-0.
Following the game, he took to Instagram to share his thoughts on a landmark 150th appearance, to which Phillips commented showing his joy for him:
It’s incredible to think how well these two have bonded when you look at the initial division between fans on ‘who’s better than who’.
It’s not a case of who is the better player, because they’re brilliant when they play together.
Rice’s performance in the Euro’s and now the Europa League highlights just how good he is and maybe shows Phillips just where the club’s ambition could take him in the future.
I have absolutely doubt Phillips will be playing in Europe in two years, we just have to be the club to get him there if we want him to stay.