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“it’s just a penalty everybody can score..Pep Guardiola has made his feelings clear after Kalvin Phillips scored a Penalty for Manchester City in the Champions League

Guardiola expresses his true sentiments towards Phillips following his penalty kick goal for Man City.
After Kalvin Phillips, an England star, scored his first goal for Manchester City since joining the team last year, the manager of the team had nothing but praise for the midfield player.

After Kalvin Phillips scored his first goal for Manchester City in the team’s 3-2 victory over Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade, Pep Guardiola lauded the star midfield player.

Just Phillips’ second start of the season for the defending champions came in the Champions League match, but he made sure to make an impression. City managed to secure all three points and keep their perfect record in the tournament this season in a fiercely contested match.

When a spot-kick was granted, City was leading 2-1, and at first, it appeared as though Phil Foden would take it. But after talking with Phillips and Bernardo Silva on the pitch, it was decided to give the former Leeds star the task of converting.

To the pleasure of manager Guardiola, who waxed poetic about Phillips’ skill from the penalty spot come full time, he dutifully complied. He declared, “He’s an exceptionally good taker.” “Kalvin is an amazing penalty taker, but I know Phil had aspirations to accomplish it.

“The game wasn’t done, and it was tough for him to maintain confidence because of how aggressively they played man-to-man, how many fouls were called, and how many interruptions there were. Although it was difficult to play comfortably, we were able to shine at the perfect times.”

With only thirty appearances since moving from Elland Road to the Etihad last year, there is constant conjecture over Phillips’ future. Regular club football is crucial if he wants to keep his chances of making the England team for the Euros in the summer intact.

Both Newcastle and the Italian powerhouse Juventus have been linked to a bid for the midfield player. When questioned about whether Phillips will remain at the team following the January transfer window, Guardiola remained silent.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” he replied. “Now he’s here and there are a lot of games until the end of January and hopefully he can help us.”

Some fans were sceptical of Phillips’ goal celebration since they thought his reserved reaction after scoring his first goal for City indicated he knew he wouldn’t be around for very long.

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