Kalvin Phillips intends to stay in Man City
Kalvin Phillips intends to stay in Man City, as the club has recorded with treble-winning club in the season 2022-23. The English man had 10 starts after joining the club for €45m on last summer from Leeds United.
The 27-year old had been recently been linked with moves to Liverpool, NewCastle and West Ham. “I cannot give it 12 months and say I am not playing so I am going to leave,” Phillips said.
“My intention is to stay there. We have just won the Treble, so there is no reason for me to leave.”
On speaking to the media after scoring his first international goal in England’s 7-0 victory over North Macedonia on Monday night, he speaks to his injuries had contributed to his slow start at Etihad stadium.
He said, “To be honest I was injured before I even went to City, so that is one of the main reasons why I was injured so much.” Man city had victory over Inter Milan with 1-0 in the finals of the champions league on June 10, 2023.
“Everything is fine with my body, I will continue to work hard next season and hopefully do well when I go back to City.”
He adds, “nothing to worry about now” after recovering from his injuries. Phillips takes time to “cement Yourself” into Pep Guardiola’s side. “I came to Manchester City to win trophies and we won the trophies, but I didn’t play as much as I wanted to do.”
He speaks about the conversation with team-mates Nathan Ake and Jack Grealish about their second seasons at the club, with both players having similarly struggled to starting spots soon after their big-money moves.
After Struggling in his first season after Joining Man City from Aston Villa for €100m, Grealish went on to make 50 appearences in 2022-23, scoring five goals and making 11 assists overall as the team won the premier league, FA cup and Champions league.
“City have been amazing to help me get back to full fitness and I eventually played a few more games for City and England, so credit to the medical staff at City for helping me.
“My intention is to stay there. We have just won the treble, so there is no reason for me to leave, other than if I am not playing I will obviously have to think about it.
Kalvin Phillips statement over the transfers
“I cannot give it 12 months and say, ‘I am not playing so I am going to leave’. I came to Manchester City to win trophies and we won the trophies, but I didn’t play as much as I wanted to do.
“With England I played a little bit, but was ruled out through injuries as well. It is just nice to be back fit. I have nothing to worry about now. Everything is fine with my body. I will continue to work hard next season and hopefully do well when I go back to City.”
“As you have seen with many players at City, it can take quite a while to cement yourself into the team. Hopefully I will enjoy my off-season and then work hard when I get back.”
“I spoke to quite a few of the players about it. Nathan Ake being one, Jack, they all said the same, they all said the first 12 months were the hardest of their City careers but after that, it doesn’t become easy, but easier.
“I’m just going to go away for the off-season and enjoy myself with my family and girlfriend and friends and then come back fighting.
“I will definitely speak to Pep. I don’t know whether it will be in the summer because everyone enjoys their downtime and everyone wants their space away from football, so I’ll probably leave it until I go back for pre-season but I’ll just speak to him and have a good conversation.”