My guest today is a footballer.
Born in Leeds and raised in poverty by his mother and grandmother while his father spent recurring stints in prison, he began his professional career as a midfielder at Leeds United, where he was dubbed the “Yorkshire Pirlo”. In 2020, he started every game for England at the Euros.
A big money move to Manchester City followed, but injury has meant nearly no match time.
Gareth Southgate says: “He is a super player”, but “inevitably it’s not a situation that can continue forever.”
His best friend says: “[He’s] never let the football, the fame, the money, get on top of him.”
My guest today is Kalvin Phillips.
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