Phillips pays emotional tribute to late Granny Val with special England boots

ENGLAND star Kalvin Phillips paid an emotional tribute to his late Granny Val by bearing her name on his boots.

Die Leeds United ster, nicknamed the ‘Yorkshire Pirlo’, is having a brilliant Euro 2020 having started every game.

Kalvin Phillips lost his Granny Val earlier this year and paid a special tribute to her

Kalvin Phillips lost his Granny Val earlier this year and paid a special tribute to herKrediet: Rex
This was the special tribute Kalvin Phillips paid to his recently-departed gran

This was the special tribute Kalvin Phillips paid to his recently-departed granKrediet: Instagram @kalvinphillips
Granny Val died in February and was much loved by Phillips

Granny Val died in February and was much loved by PhillipsKrediet: INSTAGRAM/KALVIN PHILLIPS

And he put in a disciplined performance as the Three Lions beat old rivals Germany 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals.

But Phillips has been playing through the pain of losing his beloved grandma.

She died just a few months before the start of the tournament.

Phillips has ‘Granny Valstitched onto his boot, with an England flag below it.

Speaking about his gran to ITV recently, Phillips said: She was very caring, she’s very nosey, but she was a lovely, lovely woman.

She’d be saying ‘don’t let it [his England performances] get to your head and make sure you do just as well in the next game’.

She always listened to it on the radio and then would ring me five or six times after the game, ask if I’m alright, ask how I played, if I did something wrong.”

The 25-year-old Leeds-born star also uploaded a photo of his family on Instagram after England’s superb showing.


EURO 2020 GRATIS WEDSYFERS: KRY OOR £ 2 000 IN NUWE KLANTAANBIEDINGE


Phillips' family had their own tribute to the England star - and he loved it

Phillipsfamily had their own tribute to the England starand he loved itKrediet: Instagram @kalvinphillips

Phillips shared an emotional post on Instagram a day after the funeral of Granny Val.

Sharing a photo of Granny Val along with a note, Phillips wrote: “Yesterday I said my goodbyes to my beautiful grandmother.

Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and gifts and also to the people who have helped me and my family In such a difficult period.

Without you guys, family and football it would have been even harder than what it has been. Rest in Peace Love you always Granny Val!”

After a brilliant opening Euro 2020 game against Croatia, that Gareth Southgate’s side won 1-0, Phillips was told by England and Arsenal legend Ian Wright that his ‘Granny Val will be watching down with the biggest smile’.

Lees ons Voetbal live blog vir die nuutste nuus van regoor die terrein

England beat Germany in tense Euro 2020 match at Wembley