After 55 years, England finally finds itself in a major international final again.
The Three Lions will meet Italy in the 2020 European Championship final on Sunday, and whatever the outcome might be after the end of the game at Wembley Stadium–the nation is proud of what this squad has achieved so far.
Supporters of different English clubs have transcended rivalries to come together for one great cause, even though they do display a soft spot for one of their own.
Leeds United fans did the same as they produced a brilliant chant for Kalvin Phillips after the Three Lions reached the EURO 2020 final.
Phillips impressed in England’s win over Denmark in the semi-final, and his performance undoubtedly made the die-hard Leeds United supporters proud–the Elland Road faithful who are privileged enough to watch him play week in week out for the Whites.
Footage of the Leeds supporters singing songs of praise for Phillips emerged after the game, and the chant has been adjudged to be truly brilliant by the online football community.
The chant was usual brilliance coming from the Leeds United support, and it sang words of praise for the impressive English midfield as seen throughout EURO 2020 so far.
The fans belted out the first line – “follow, follow, follow, we’ve got the best midfield in the world” – after which a number of players all get their moment in the spotlight.
Jack Grealish, Jordan Henderson, Phil Foden, Jadon Sancho and Declan Rice all get their names sung–while the song ends with special plaudits for Phillips, who is credited with his nickname of the “Yorkshire Pirlo”.
The nickname has created a place for itself in modern English football folklore after a number of brilliant performances in the tournament from the Yorkshire-born midfielder.
Leeds United fans could not be any prouder of watching one of their very own represent the Three Lions on the biggest continental stage, and Wembley is certain to be reverberating with the song on Sunday afternoon–and the whole night after if Kalvin Phillips indeed helps football “come home.”
Follow follow follow, we’ve got the best midfield in the world, grealish and hendo, foden and sancho, rice and the Yorkshire pirloooo 🏴 pic.twitter.com/9PavKtq6Tm— Denny (@Dennyphillips) July 9, 2021