Kalvin Phillips comments on motivation for Leeds United

General View of the John Charles stand at Elland Road prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds,...

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United are second behind Norwich City in the Championship table.

Kalvin Phillips (C) of Leeds United celebrates scoring during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at the Riverside Stadium on February 9, 2019 in...

Leeds United central midfielder Kalvin Phillips has told The Yorkshire Post that people not liking the Whites motivates them.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side are second in the Championship table at the moment with 58 points from 31 matches, just two points behind leaders Norwich City.

Leeds always have had a siege mentality, and following the Spygate incident, it has only intensified.


Phillips has said that he and his teammates know that people outside the club do not like them, and the 23-year-old central midfielder has also said that that motivates them to do better.

“You want to prove a lot of people wrong,” Phillips told The Yorkshire Post. “There is a lot of stuff and obviously people do not like us, but it kind of motivates us to basically make a point to people and say we are the best team in the league.”

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal to make the score 1-1 during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at Riverside...

Promotion challenge

Leeds’s recent form and results have not been great, but the West Yorkshire outfit remain a very good team with some very good players.

It is only a matter of time before the Whites put together a run of positive results, and the Elland Road faithful should be optimistic about winning automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

Leeds will return to action on Wednesday evening when they take on Swansea City at Elland Road in the Championship.

Kalvin Phillips and his teammates celebrate winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Leeds United at the New York Stadium, Rotherham on Saturday 26th January...

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