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England vs Denmark: Ex-Chelsea defender, Ashley Cole apologises to Phillips after 2-1 win

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Former Chelsea left-back, Ashley Cole, has revealed that he issued a personal apology to England midfielder, Kalvin Phillips after the Three Lions defeated Denmark 2-1 in Wednesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final tie.

Phillips delivered a solid display at the heart of England’s midfield as Gareth Southgate’s defeated Denmark during extra time to qualify for Euro 2020 final.

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But the Leeds United star had come under fire before the start of the Euro 2020.

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Cole was among those who questioned Phillips’ contribution on social media and suggested that the 25-year-old did not merit a place in England’s midfield.

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However, after England’s win over Denmark, Cole revealed that he approached Phillips to say ‘sorry’.

“It’s emotional,” Cole told ITV.

“I will say it live on air, I had to get Kalvin Phillips here and say to him, ‘you know what… big respect’.

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“I think he’s been tremendous in this tournament, he’s been so solid and integral in this England team.

“For me, that was my little ‘sorry’.”

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