Despite being part of Manchester City’s historic treble-winning team in his first season with the club, Kalvin Phillips recently revealed that the best moment of his football career so far is not the treble win.
Kalvin Phillips joined Manchester City from Leeds United last summer for a transfer fee of approximately £45 million with add-ons.
In his debut season with the Sky Blues, the team achieved an incredible feat by winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League, becoming the first English club to do so since their city rivals Manchester United in 1999.
However, the 27-year-old midfielder’s playing time was limited due to injury and fitness issues.
He made only 12 appearances in the Premier League, with just two of them being starts, and featured in a total of 21 matches across all competitions.
Despite the remarkable success with Manchester City, Phillips believes that there’s another moment in his football journey that stands out as the best so far.
The specific moment he referred to was not mentioned in the provided information.
The Leeds Academy Graduate recently sat down and spoke in an episode of JOE’s Unfiltered podcast, saying:
📱 “I physically cried. That’s when I decided to message Bielsa.”
On this week’s Unfiltered @Kalvinphillips opens up.
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) July 28, 2023
“Just because I’m a Leeds boy and played for Leeds for so many years, hen we got promoted that was an unbelievable feeling. A feeling you can’t explain.
“To finally get us over the line was unbelievable. That’s definitely one of the best moments of my life so far and the next best moment was the parade the moment after we won the Treble. That was so crazy.”
Phillips also added that on the day of the treble parade, the rainy Manchester weather only made the occasion more memorable:
“It was crazy, it was so good.
“We went out and didn’t expect it to be raining that badly and everyone was just tops off, swinging it about and it was just brilliant.”
The England international also scored his first international game in June 2023, bagging the sixth in a comfortable 7-0 win for the Three Lions over North Macedonia in their Euro 2024 qualifier.
Phillips will be hoping to carry some of that form into next season, where the midfielder will look to fend off any injury problems and make a more significant contribution, similar to the one he made at Leeds in keeping them up in 2021/22, to a City side that will be looking to retain all three of the major trophies they captured last season.