At the opening ceremony of the World Cup, the England national team defeated the Croatian team 1-0. With this, Goldie Albion won the first victory in history at the opening ceremony of the European Championship.
Although the game was scored by Raheem Sterling, the British media almost unanimously commented that the player in this game was Calvin Phillips.
The GiveMeSport portal gave him special praise, which wrote when announcing his great game: Modric needs to change his address to “Calvin Phillips Pocket 1”.
Phillips spent his entire career in Leeds. His fans have always called him “Yorkshire Pirlo.” After the England team’s winning goal, the BBC called him: “Indeed, today he is like Yorkshire’s. Pirlo plays like Pirlo. Phillips is our best candidate against Croatia. The tireless runner and perfect passer brought victory in his combination of these two virtues.”
British legendary football player and BBC commentator Chris Wardel commented: “Phillips is the best player in this game, and his goal moves are very good.