Ian Wright's one word reaction as Leeds & # 039; Kalvin Phillips Received Call-Up in England – originally published on Sportslens.com
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips made his debut in England after a great campaign in the English Championship last season National team received.
Here's your first #ThreeLions squad of the year!
Gareth Southgate has named a 24-man squad for the # NationalLeague games against Iceland and Denmark next month.
– England (@England) August 25, 2020
His achievements as the Elland Road team secured promotion to the Premier League after 16 years and also caught the attention of Jamaica, who wanted him to represent the reggae boyz.
While the 24-year-old was born in England, he is of Jamaican descent through his father and was contacted by the Jamaican national soccer team about a possible phone call.
Phillips, however, is likely to make his debut next month when the three Lions launch their Nations League campaign against Iceland and Denmark, and this is how Arsenal legend Ian Wright responded to the Leeds star who received a deserved stake.
Finally !!!! @Kalvinphillips
– Ian Wright (@ IanWright0) August 25, 2020
Former Aston Villa star Darren Bent also responded:
It was only a matter of time @Kalvinphillips Congratulations, fully deserved
– Darren Bent (@DarrenBent) August 25, 2020
The midfielder has never played Premier League football and it speaks volumes that he started the three-lions squad ahead of some of the other established English midfielders in the EPL.
Phillips scored two goals and assisted two more goals in 37 league games last season, and he will try to prove himself in the top division and be on the plane to the European Championship next year.