Date of publication: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:09
Kalvin Phillips has revealed how Jack Grealish’s promise to the Leeds star returned to bite him in the butt following Aston Villa’s loss on Friday night.
Villa entered the game with a 100% record of their first four Premier League games this season. however, Patrick Bamford scored a hat-trick to bring all three points back to Elland Road.
It was a particularly sweet victory for Leeds fans, who had contested Comments from Gabriel Agbonlahor in the preparation of the game.
Villa’s loss was their first of the season and after the game, Dean Smith admitted his team got away with 3-0 at the end.
The reverse will also have frustrated the talisman of Villa Grealish. Before the game, he had bragged to Phillips, while the pair were on duty in England, how his side would have no problem shipping Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Although fierce rivals on the pitch, the couple have recently formed an unlikely alliance during English service.
During their time together on the international stage, Phillips revealed how Grealish told him his side would still be 100% after they met Leeds.
Phillips – who ended up missing the game with a shoulder injury – of course had other ideas.
“I get along pretty well with Jack Grealish, although when we play Villa I try to kick him,” he told the Leeds That Podcast.
“It’s just jokes between us. When we were in England he said he couldn’t wait for the game. He said he was going to tear us apart.
“But I said to him, ‘You won’t. Because I will take you out as soon as I see you ”. It’s just one of them where you joke around. “
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Phillips praises Bamford
Leeds’ victory came from a glorious hat-trick from Patrick Bamford. The hat-trick took the much-maligned striker to six goals in six games
However, Phillips insists that Bielsa’s confidence in the forward has never wavered.
He said: “Patrick Bamford has had so much stick, but he (Bielsa) has been so consistent with him. Look at him now, he’s on top of the world, pulling off incredible hat tricks against Aston Villa.
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