He rates Zaha, along with Blackpool's Tom Ince, as the two best young players in the country.
"Wilfried and Tom are two of the most exciting young talents in this country at the moment," Phillips said.
"They're both awesome players and got their own strengths, but Wilf is a raw talent and at times (yesterday) he had both of their full-backs in knots.
"He does things I'm not sure even sometimes he knows how he does it, the ball seems to have Velcro on it.
"He's still got a lot to learn and if he does learn - having worked with him he seems to wants to learn - he's certainly going to the right club. I'm looking forward to watching him progress over the coming years."