With Leeds United on their way to a 3-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur three weeks ago, Phillips spent most of the game in the John Charles pit waiting to continue.
Winks were in a similar boat with the Tottenham Hotspur side, and the pair took the opportunity to trade notes on two of the game’s most intense coaches.
Speaking to GQ, Phillips also said he spoke to Eric Dier, Phil Foden, John Stones and Kyle Walker about their respective bosses.
“His desire, his dedication to football, is beyond anyone I’ve read or met,” Phillips said of Bielsa.
“And the only people I’ve heard that are close to him are obviously Pep.” [Guardiola] at [Manchester] City and Pochettino, who are now at PSG.
Phillips said that Foden, Walker and Stones described Guardiola as equally obsessed with understanding each different team played by his team and unlocking them.
“I was talking to Eric Dier and Harry Winks, because I was on the bench for our last game against Tottenham, and Harry was saying Pochettino is exactly the same. “
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Phillips also spoke more about his dream of playing in Europe with his childhood club.
“I want to be a player who has a lot of games to his name, but I want them to be games that mean something,” he said.
“And I want to play in the Europa League, in the Champions League. With Leeds and the way we’re heading, there’s no reason we can’t.