First-team coach Kevin Nolan said that Kalvin Phillips was “absolutely devastated” following West Ham’s loss to Manchester United last week.
On February 4, Manchester City loanee Phillips was a second-half substitute in West Ham’s 3-0 loss at Old Trafford.
In addition to the Irons suffering a crushing loss, Phillips committed a mistake that led to a goal for the second straight game.
“Kelvin’s such a lovely lad,” stated Nolan, during an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live’s The Friday Football Special [9 February, 19m 32s]. “All we ask is that with the events of the last few games, people refrain from passing judgment on him. If I’m not mistaken, he received a few howler passes. Our task is to get him up to speed as soon as feasible.
“He is improving daily and is eager to work. Being a Man City player, he was upset after that Manchester United match.
Furthermore, due to the manner in which it was conducted. He’s clearly a great player based on how well he’s recovered in training. Ian Wright criticizes David Moyes’ choice Since joining West Ham on a four-month loan from Manchester City, Phillips has not had the greatest of starts.
During his debut against Bournemouth, the England midfielder made a mistake early on and was caught in possession for one of Man United’s goals.
Since the beginning of the previous season, Phillips has only started three Premier League games, and it is evident that he is still a little rusty.
David Moyes will be keen to include the 28-year-old in his squad after West Ham spent a respectable sum to get him to London Stadium.
Following a week of training, Phillips might be chosen to start this weekend’s match against Arsenal.
Ian Wright criticized the choice to start Phillips against Manchester United, saying it would make it more difficult to get into the game.
We can only hope that Phillips can carry over his impressive training ground performance into the field when facing Arsenal.
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