Childhood coach reveals pace problems almost saw Kalvin Phillips slip the net

Kalvin Phillips
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Kalvin Phillips almost slipped through the scouting network as a junior because he could not “run like Linford Christie”, his former coach has revealed.

Phillips, 25, has played the full 90 minutes in all three of England’s Euro 2020 group games and appears integral to Gareth Southgate’s plans.

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