Kalvin Phillips: West Ham boss David Moyes says midfielder needs ‘support’ after fan incident

Kalvin Phillips: West Ham boss David Moyes says midfielder needs ‘support’ after fan incident

1 April 2024 0 By Total Football News
Kalvin Phillips looks on
Kalvin Phillips is yet to score or have an assist this season

England midfielder Kalvin Phillips needs “support and people to help him”, says West Ham manager David Moyes.

The 28-year-old was allegedly caught making an offensive gesture to fans while getting on the team bus after Saturday’s loss at Newcastle United.

“We need our fans to give all our players the support they require,” Moyes said.

Phillips is on loan to West Ham from Manchester City until the end of the season.

“Kalvin’s a human being and what he needs is support and people to help him, which is what we’ll do,” added Moyes.

Phillips has made 11 appearances in the Premier League for the east London side, but has failed to score or assist this season.

He came off the bench at Newcastle with the Hammers 3-1 up and saw a penalty awarded against him within 10 minutes of being on the field, before Eddie Howe’s side snatched a 4-3 success.

“Kalvin’s a really good player and I do believe we can still make something out of the time we’ve got with him here,” said Moyes.

Phillips joined West Ham aiming to regain a place in the England squad, however Gareth Southgate left him out of the recent international friendlies against Brazil and Belgium.

Southgate said: “At the moment, I couldn’t be confident on the performances Kalvin’s had in the last few weeks that he could go into the field and do the job we know that he’s capable of.

“That’s perhaps the lowest it can get for him in terms of the last few months.”

This article was originally posted on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/68708935