Phillips won praise for his form with England at Euro 2020.
“It's true. In England, there's never been this kind of player. There have been great midfielders over the years with different skills. There's the boy at Leeds, who's a bit of a regista," Pirlo told The Athletic.
“But," Pirlo said with a twinkle in his eye, “we're a bit different.
"He doesn't have the same characteristics I had. You've always had box-to-box midfielders, like Frank Lampard."
Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!