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Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips spoke on the Leeds That podcast about his conversation with Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish before last weekend’s game.

The duo made the senior England squad earlier this month and got along really well on international duty. Both players made their debuts for the Three Lions, but the biggest talking point between then was about the game between Leeds United and Villa after the break.

Phillips, unfortunately, missed the game due to a shoulder injury, but Grealish started for Aston Villa, who have been on a roll since the start of this season.



The Leeds midfielder has revealed a conversation with the Villa skipper about the game while with the national team. Sadly, Grealish couldn’t put his words to action when the two sides met last weekend.

Phillips said: “I get along with Jack Grealish quite well, even though when we play Villa I try to kick him. It is just banter between us.”

“When we were at England he said he couldn’t wait for the game. He claimed he was going to rip us apart. But I told him ‘You won’t. Because I’m going to take you out as soon as I see you’. It is just one of them where you just throw banter at one another.”

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A Patrick Bamford hat-trick secured a brilliant win for Marcelo Bielsa’s side against Aston Villa, who were lucky to lose by just three goals. The victory pushed Leeds to sixth in the league table, just three points behind Dean Smith’s side.

However, Villa have a game in hand, and a win there would push them to the top of the Premier League table. Phillips and Grealish will continue their banter to claim the bragging rights, especially if both of them make it to the England squad again in November.

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