Manchester City midfielder Calvin Phillips says he has not given up hope of making England’s World Cup squad after making a full recovery from the shoulder injury that has sidelined him since September .
Phillips, who joined Manchester City from Leeds United at the end of the season, underwent surgery to address a recurring shoulder problem and on Thursday Southgate named his World Cup squad the 26 -year-old knows he may not have Time to secure a spot.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will be named on the bench for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie with Chelsea, giving him one last chance to catch Southgate’s attention and Phillips has no doubts that his injury-plagued side is over. become the past.
“The shoulders are completely healed now, ” Phillips told the BBC . ” I’ve been through a seven-week recovery process, fighting as fast as I can for the World Cup. It’s all going well.
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Wish to be involved
Commenting on his World Cup hopes, he said: ” I’m not quite sure yet. I’m very hopeful that I’ll be involved. We’ll have to wait and see.
” Pep was great, he talked to me a lot. It’s part of football and he understands that. After my first full touch the other day, he said he wanted to play me against Chelsea. time.
Phillips spoke to Gareth and told him about the situation. He said he understood he was not selected, but assured Phillips ‘ there is always a chance of being called up as long as he is healthy enough and proves to be progressing well.
Phillips has done everything he can to stay as healthy as possible, and he wants to be a part of that. ”
While Phillips is likely to play against Chelsea in midweek, Southgate is expected to name his 26 -man England squad on Thursday 10 November .