July 25, 2021

England: fashioned by Bielsa, Phillips made a strong impression – football

Holder in the midfield of England against Croatia (1-0) Sunday Euro, midfielder Kalvin Phillips impressed his world. Excellent recovery and brilliant in the use of the ball, the Leeds player, who has progressed greatly with Marcelo Bielsa, showed an excellent face.

Englishman Kalvin Phillips hit the screen against Croatia (1-0).

Yes, striker Raheem Sterling earned the UEFA man of the match trophy with his goal against Croatia (1-0) on Sunday in England’s first game at the Euro. But the real genius of the meeting was none other than midfielder Kalvin Phillips.

Prfr Jordan Henderson or Jude Bellingham, the talent of Leeds has cracked the screen at all levels. To the point of being credited with a score of 8 out of 10 and of obtaining the favors of the editorial staff of Maxifoot concerning the status of man of the match (see the Debrief here).

Phillips impressed his world

Both defensively and in his offensive projections, the 25-year-old has impressed his world. From the start of the game, the one Marcelo Bielsa propelled to the top of the bill for his first season in the Premier League, put a lot of impact and set an unbearable pace for his opponents. On the ground and in the air.

Guard dog in the midfield, he performed constant pressing and was invaluable in the recovery. Against Croatia, Phillips is the Three Lions who scratched the most balls, 7 precisely tied with Kyle Walker. He notably played 12 duels – a record shared with Sterling in the match – and succeeded 95% of his passes in the opposing camp. An unequaled performance during the meeting. This last statistic shows that the Briton can provide a link between the attack and the English defense.

A leader’s match

Thunderous, Phillips played as part of his selection, as if he’d been flying there for years. And yet, the Peacock remains a novice in the matter, he who played Sunday his first meeting in a great competition. With a perfect hook in front of Gvardiol before delivering the decisive pass Sterling, the man of nine selections, who has all the qualities of a modern box-to-box milieu, put on a complete match and was greeted by his coach Gareth Southgate after the meet.

He brought together a lot of assets: good physical condition, a wide range of passes, the desire to do well … It’s fabulous to work with a guy like him because he is so humble., underlined the English technician in a press conference. Basic man of the Bielsa Leeds system, Phillips could quickly gain importance in the selection, provided he remains at such a level in the next matches for England. It will start with a shock from Scotland on Friday.

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