Kalvin Phillips was pondering out loud with talkSPORT after Germany had been confirmed as England’s subsequent opponents at Euro 2020.
However the England and Leeds midfielder was a bit of distracted from the event on Wednesday night time because of a shock efficiency by Ed Sheeran at St George’s Park.
Whereas all of us watched the roller-coaster climax to Group F, which noticed England’s subsequent recreation rotate between all 4 nations, the Three Lions had been serenaded by certainly one of music’s largest stars on their break day.
“He’s good friend of Harry Kane and he requested him to come back down,” Phillips informed talkSPORT.
“He was singing whereas we had been consuming meals. I’ve been to see him fairly a number of occasions, he was very good, I used to be speaking to him a good bit and the music he was taking part in was good.”
Phillips added: “It was throughout [the Group F matches]. The video games had been occurring whereas Ed was taking part in music.
“We watched components of the video games. It was night time. It was a bizarre one, to be truthful.
“Everybody was round one another, the teaching workers and the group, and it was good to be all collectively.”
Phillips continued: “When Ed was taking part in, I used to be extra centered on his music!
“When the targets had been stepping into, we thought we had been going to play totally different groups, however we knew earlier than that no matter recreation it was can be robust, so the outcomes didn’t actually matter.”
Phillips, 25, was simply six-months outdated when Gareth Southgate missed that penalty and England had been dumped out of Euro ’96 by the Germans at Wembley.
After all, he understands the historical past and the problem of dealing with Germany, however the midfielder is reluctant to construct the event into one thing larger than one other vital match.
“It’s similar to some other recreation, for me,” Phillips added. “I do know the rivalry between England and Germany – and I do know we’ve not had a terrific file in opposition to them.
“However for me, it’s simply one other recreation to exit and attempt to win. Germany are an excellent group, they’ve received world class gamers. However we’ve additionally received world class gamers in our group.”