Ally McCoist says 28-year-old Man City player is under an awful lot of pressure now

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Published on 2024-02-27 19:00:00

Ally McCoist has voiced his concerns regarding the amount of pressure Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips is currently under. The 28-year-old recently made a loan move to West Ham United from the Etihad Stadium until the end of the season, following a lack of regular playing time under Pep Guardiola.

Despite high expectations, Phillips has struggled since joining West Ham. He made costly mistakes in his first two games and received a red card in the subsequent match against Nottingham Forest. With Euro 2024 approaching, McCoist believes that Phillips needs to perform at his best to secure a spot in the squad for the tournament.

Former Sheffield United manager Paul Heckingbottom joined McCoist and Jeff Stelling on talkSPORT to discuss Phillips’ situation. After serving a one-game suspension, Phillips is now eligible to play in West Ham’s upcoming fixture against Everton. However, it remains uncertain if manager David Moyes will start him, especially after a strong performance by the team in their recent game against Brentford.

Given Phillips’ lack of playing time at City, McCoist believes that it was always going to be challenging for him to adapt quickly at West Ham. The midfielder admitted that his confidence has been affected by his limited involvement at City. Nevertheless, McCoist emphasized the importance of Phillips stepping up and delivering for West Ham in order to boost his chances of making it to the England squad for the upcoming tournament.

As the summer approaches, Phillips must seize the opportunity at West Ham and showcase his abilities on the field. Manchester City supporters will be hoping for his success as he navigates this critical phase of his career.

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