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Marcelo Bielsa believes Kalvin Phillips has room to improve his game, despite a near-perfect performance against Everton.
The Englishman was the driving force for Leeds in the 1-0 win at Goodison Park. It was a performance that brought the local boy into the Premier League team of the week, with Garth Crooks tipping him for Liverpool.
“This guy reminds me of a young Bryan Robson, when the former Manchester United and England captain played for West Brom.
“Phillips can cover the ground, he’s not afraid to put his foot in and see the pass,” Crooks said.
Phillips, 24 years old, He has only played seven Premier League games but has already made his presence felt.
Gareth Southgate has called up Phillips for England and the midfielder has a real chance to be part of the Euro 2020 squad next summer.
When asked how he can get more out of Phillips, Bielsa said: “To get the ball and distribute it, there are two paths: one to get the ball back and then to handle the ball.
“The second way is to move to positions where he can receive the ball and distribute it. The more it moves to free itself, the more it will shine. “
Bielsa was also asked about the roles of Ezgjan Alioski and Stuart Dallas that they swapped at Everton.
“They both played most of the game on the left side. In this sector on the left there were three heights, ”said the Argentine coach. “The level where James Rodríguez moved, the height or level where Iwobi moved and the height or level of the field where Godfrey arrived. There were combinations of movements to attack and defend.
“The most advanced are Harrison and Raphinha and Alioski who was in front of Dallas and behind the winger. And Dallas, which was the furthest away.
Bielsa reluctant to judge
“The three had the obligation to defend and attack and with the possibility of exchanging functions. At the end of the game Dallas and Alioski began to switch sides. This was a small part of the game. “
The Whites face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night and a win could take them to fifth place.
The United manager, who sees his team in the middle of the table with 14 points from 10 games, was asked how his team’s start scored.
He replied, “I’m always a bit reluctant to answer this question. If you look, we had a favorable start to the season where the goals we conceded didn’t really affect the results because we were scoring a lot.
“Then there was a period when we conceded a lot and we weren’t efficient in attack.
“The third period in which we have not conceded goals, but we have created opportunities to win. Which of these three periods describes us? “
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