‘Phillips is awful’- How social media reacted to Kalvin Phillips England performance

2022 FIFA World Cup, WM, Weltmeisterschaft, Fussball qualifier Poland vs. England Photo: Andrzej Iwanczuk/REPORTER 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier Group I game Poland vs. England on September 8, 2021 at National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland.on the pictured Karol Linetty, Kalvin Phillips EN_01492276_0187

England were left frustrated in Warsaw as a stoppage time equaliser left them with 2 points dropped in their World Cup Qualifier against Poland.

England were largely unimpressive throughout and offered very little in front of goal. It took a wonder goal from Harry Kane for the three lions to even get on the scoresheet.

Ever since his first callup 366 days ago, Kalvin Phillips’ position in the squad has always been questioned by opposition fans- today was no different. One fan posted an image of Kalvin on the ball captioned ‘Mr Sideways, Michael Carrick Part 2’ whilst another said “Phillips is awful…why he’s in the team I don’t know, screams average.”

The average football fan might miss what makes Phillips so influential on the pitch, but Leeds fans who watch him every week certainly don’t. One fan tweeted ‘Kalvin Phillips has been absolutely sensational tonight what a beast’.

The England player of the year had to tread carefully due to a dubious decision to give him a yellow card 7 minutes in. Despite that, Kalvin put in a solid performance, and almost came away with all 3 points on a night where England ultimately got what they deserved.

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