Kalvin Phillips’ epic energy displayed as he consoles Bukayo Saka for penalty miss

As one of only five players to start every game of England’s Euro 2020 campaign, Kalvin Phillips has had an excellent tournament.

The midfielder was particularly magnificent against Croatia, producing a dominant display in the centre of the park and providing the assist for Raheem Sterling’s goal.

He played the full 120 minutes in the final as England lost to Italy after a heartbreaking penalty shootout.

Luke Shaw gave England a second-minute lead on the night before Leonardo Bonucci equalised on 67 minutes.

With extra time failing to yield a winning goal for either side, the game went to penalties.

England scored both of their opening spot-kicks, with Harry Kane and Harry Maguire finding the net.

But Marcus Rashford then hit the post, and Jadon Sancho saw his penalty saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Jorginho then had the chance to seal the victory for Italy but saw his spot-kick superbly kept out by Jordan Pickford.

Donnarumma then saved the decisive penalty from Bukayo Saka to seal the victory for Italy, and the Arsenal forward was understandably devastated.

But his England teammates were quick to rush over to the 19-year-old. The first player on the scene was Phillips.

As soon as the penalty was saved, the midfielder ran over to where Saka was stood and consoled him.

In a tournament where Phillips has covered 83km, this was another example of his energy.

He was soon joined by his England team-mates. In a tournament where the collective group of players and staff have been superb both on and off the pitch, this was yet another example.

The Leeds midfielder then stayed behind to watch Italy lift the trophy, and then took part in the post-match interview just moments later. A class act.

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