The midfielder broke into the England team last year and has become a regular feature of Gareth Southgate’s squad since then.

 

The Leeds star shone in his first season in the Premier League and is considered by many to be one of the best deep-lying midfielders in the English top flight.

 

 

Phillips is part of England’s European Championship squad and Sweeney is certain that he will flourish as he has earned the trust of Three Lions boss Southgate.

 

He also stressed that Phillips will return to Leeds this summer as a better player due to his experience with the England squad in the summer tournament.

 

 

The Leeds scout told iNews: “You watch him in the Euros and he will flourish.

 

“Southgate loves Kalvin because he knows how he can play and how reliable he is – he trusts him.

 

“He can defend the back four, he can play in the back four, and his passing can help England on the front foot and set up their attacks.

 

 

“He’s going to be playing against better players and it will improve him because he will have to move the ball even quicker now.”

 

Sweeney also pointed towards the remarkable consistency in performances Phillips showed in his first season in the Premier League playing against the best teams in England.

 

“I’ve watched nearly every game he’s played this season and there are very few where I’ve been disappointed.

 

“He’s usually at least a seven out of 10, but quite often higher.”