I’m done controlling my weight He’s about to make his debut as a starter in 7 months.
Calvin Phillips will finally be able to pull off full time.
Phillips left Leeds United to join Manchester City ahead of the season. He played under coach Marcelo Bielsa and emerged as Leeds’ ace, and his outstanding performance in the UEFA Euro 2020 was high for Phillips, who quickly received attention from many big clubs. Phillips’ strengths, such as active offense and defense based on high activity and passes sprayed in the right place, also seemed to go well with Manchester City.
But Phillips’s life at Man City has not been smooth. Phillips suffered a shoulder injury shortly after joining Manchester City and has not returned to the team for a while. He had never played except for a brief appearance in the opening match against West Ham United and in the English Football League Cup (EFL Cup) against Chelsea last November. He was expected to return to his physical condition after participating in the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup, but he was questioned because he did not play after returning to Manchester City.
The reason was overweight. Pep Guardiola said Phillips was out after the EFL Cup match against Liverpool because he was overweight and returned to the team after the World Cup break. Fans responded that they were dumbfounded when they heard that they were unable to play due to overweight, not injury. As such, Phillips’ starting debut was postponed again. Fortunately, Phillips has recently begun to play as a substitute.
Finally, Phillips’ starting debut is imminent. Britain’s Daily Mail shed light on Guardiola’s remarks and said Phillips will finally be able to make his starting debut seven months after joining Manchester City.
Coach Guardiola said at a press conference ahead of the EFL Cup match against Southampton on the 12th (Korea Standard Time), “Rodri cannot play all games. We need Phillips just as we need all the players. I was happy to have him back last week,” he said, hinting at giving Rodri a break and replacing Phillips.
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