Kalvin Phillips wants Germany game to start winning run before World Cup

Leeds midfielder, a substitute in Nations League defeat against Hungary, was part of the team that beat Germany at Euro 2020 Kalvin Phillips needs little encouragement to look back on the heady, giddily celebratory summer evening that transpired last time England faced Germany. They were riding a wave at Euro 2020 and so was he: it was only the midfielder’s 10th cap and, after a tentative start, he produced the kind of insistent, driving performance that had become integral to the national team so quickly.“It was an unbelievable day,” he says of the 2-0 win at Wembley. “I’ve still got memories of it, and the reaction after as well. It was one of the best games I’ve been involved in; hopefully we can have the same game in the next few days and get another good result.”