Kalvin Phillips hopeful of making England’s squad for the World Cup

Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips says he is "very hopeful" of being involved in England's World Cup squad after recovering from injury.

The Manchester City and England International, Kalvin Philips has come out in the open to declare he is fit and ready to partake in the coming World Cup if Gareth Southgate decides to include him in his 26-man squad.

Since being sidelined in September due to a shoulder injury which he sustained in the 2-1 victory against Borussia Dortmund, the 26-year-old hasn’t featured in any game.

Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Philips will be on the bench against Chelsea when the two sides meet in the Carabao cup on Wednesday.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live via the club’s website, the midfielder discussed his recent progress and expressed his hope to play in the World Cup.

“I feel like I’m progressing really well, and my shoulder feels absolutely great.”

“I don’t know if there will be an element of risk (if I’m selected) – I’m very strong mentally and you have to be being in football in this day and age.”

“If I’m called up, I’ll do everything I can to be ready to do my best.”

He went on to say, “I’m not too sure, because the squad list hasn’t come out yet, but I’m very hopeful it’s an option that I can be involved, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

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