KALVIN PHILLIPS has received England’s 2020-21 player-of-the-year award.
The Leeds ace was handed the gong by his midfield accomplice Declan Rice on the Three Lions coaching camp.
Kalvin Phillips has received England’s player-of-the-year for 2020-21Credit score: Getty
Phillips solely made his debut final September however shone for the Three Lions as England made historical past by reaching the ultimate of Euro 2020.
Th 25-year-old was a assured starter all through the event as Gareth Southgate’s facet finally misplaced to Italy within the closing.
And he has been recognised by greater than 40,000 England followers throughout the proud nation.
Rice spoke to digital camera and revealed he was going to shock Phillips with the the trophy.
The 22-year-old made his technique to Phillips at England’s St George’s Park base.
He hid the award behind his again however finally broke the information to the Leeds star who was speechless.
Phillips mentioned: “What? Swear down? Oh my God.”
Laughing Rice replied: “Mate, totally deserved. Unbelievable. And as your midfield accomplice, I needed to come and current it to you.”
Phillips described it as sick however admitted he was cautious of well-known prankster Rice as he approached.
He grinned and mentioned: “I am unable to imagine it. I assumed you have been going to do one thing to me, that is why I stepped away.”
And pressed on whether or not he anticipated such recognition having solely made his England bow 12 months prior, Phillips joked: “No, I would not have anticipated to play to be trustworthy.”
And he additionally quipped: “40,000 votes? Undoubtedly Leeds followers.”
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Phillips made his England debut towards Denmark within the 0-0 Nations League draw on September 8 final yr.
That was his first of 15 appearances thus far.
And after enjoying all-but 35 minutes of England’s Euro marketing campaign, it does not appear to be he’s going wherever quickly.
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