Kalvin Phillips issues apology to Ghanaian youngster Nketiah for Leeds United's goal

Published on: 21 October 2019

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has issued an apology to Ghanaian prodigy Eddie Nketiah for the latter player's inability to find the back of the net in their 1-0 win over Birmingham City.

Phillips broke the deadlock in the 65th minute of the game.

Nketiah, who climbed off the bench to replace Patrick Bamford, was in a good position to score his third Championship goal of the season, but Phillips was the one who sealed the game.

"I might start teaching Pat and Eddie how to finish. Don’t tell them I said that. Don’t tell them. I’m only joking,” Phillips said on BBC Radio Leeds.

"To be fair, I apologised to Eddie after the game because I know how eager he is to score. And if it was Pat, I’d apologise as well.

"Luckily, I was in that position. But I think, on any other day if they were in that position, they would do exactly the same as me."