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Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has revealed his conversation with Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola after the Leeds played a 1-1 draw with the Cityzens last month.
Guardiola’s side opened the score as Raheem Sterling scored in the 17th minute, while Marcelo Bielsa’s side equalized as Rodrigo scored for Leeds.
Speaking to The Times, Phillips said: “I’ve never seen football like it from any team. Just how sharp it was, how well coordinated all the movements were.
“When they scored, I thought this could be a 5-0 game here. But we got into it, started making tackles.”
“If you want a football player to be like anybody it would be Kevin De Bruyne,” Phillips continued.
“He can do everything, defend, attack, run, hold the ball, tackle.
“He’s 6ft, strong, quick, so smart with the way he finds space to get on the ball.
“It was a good battle between us. I felt it was one of my best games. I didn’t get his shirt. I didn’t get anybody’s shirt.
“I was more mesmerised by Pep Guardiola giving me a handshake, and saying, ‘Congratulations, well done.’ That was nice.”
During this season, Phillips has made 5 appearances for the Whites and has provided one assist. He has missed last few games of Leeds due to an injury.
source – Manchester Evening News
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