Kalvin Phillips has discussed the impact on his confidence after he swapped Leeds United for Manchester City in the summer of 2022. Speculation has ramped up again regarding the midfielder’s club future amid reports over a potential loan move in the summer as he continues to struggle for game time at the Etihad.
Kalvin Phillips has spoken about the influence on his confidence of switching from Leeds United to Manchester City in the summer of 2022. As he continues to battle for game time at the Etihad, speculation about the midfielder’s club future has increased, with speculations of a possible loan move in the summer.
During Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure at Elland Road, the Thorp Arch graduate became an England international, as the 27-year-old was a key member of the Leeds team that won the Championship in 2020 and raced to a ninth-place finish in the Premier League the following season.
Manchester City came calling, and a £42 million deal was agreed in 2022, but he has struggled to establish himself as a fixture in the City XI.
“It’s been long-winded, it’s been frustrating because of the injuries and stuff. I think the first year I always knew if I didn’t play much, I’d take time to understand the way Pep wants me to play.
“I think confidence is a massive part of it,” told the Official Man City Podcast. “I never thought before I came here that confidence would be a problem in my game.