Calvin Phillips changed his England jersey in full-time Euro 2020 to pay tribute to the late grandma Val
After helping the Three Lions defeat Denmark, KALVIN PHILLIPS changed his England jersey full-time to pay tribute to the late grandma Val.
Gareth Southgate’s team played in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. 2-1 victory over Denmark After overtime at Wembley.
The 25-year-old Phillips played a full 120 minutes in the center of the Three Lions midfield.
After his great transformation, he paid tribute to his late grandmother.
The Leeds United star lost his beloved Granny Val in February due to Covid-19.
But thanks to Phillips, she will never be forgotten.
With the final whistle, in the celebration, he became a United Kingdom A shirt with the words “Granny Val” printed on the back of the number 14 jersey.
Val Crosby played an important role in Phillips’ career and appeared in Amazon Prime’s Leeds documentary during the 2018-19 season.
In this summer’s game, Phillips also wore her name on his boots.
He told ITV earlier in the game: “She cares very much about people and is very nosy, but she is a lovely, lovely woman.
“She would say’don’t let it affect your mind, make sure you perform equally well in the next game’.
“She always listened on the radio, and then called me five or six times after the game, and asked me if I was okay, how I played, and if I did something wrong.”
ITV commentator Ashley Cole said: “It’s great to see these fans here, the family is here, and the players are celebrating this great song. It’s really great.
“I have to let Calvin Phillips come here and show great respect. I think he did a great job in this game, so solid and indispensable in this England team.”
Phillips is likely to start on Sunday, when the Three Lions will face Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
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