Grealish, consigned to the seat, could only watch as Phillips made a man-of-the-match screen to England in their opening match of the European Championships, together with director Gareth Southgate reluctant to allow the Aston Villa captain the leash off.
After finishing a training session Tuesday, concerns have been raised that Grealish had picked up an accident, but the playmaker allayed those fears in a recent interview:"I am fine.
Grealish hasn't allowed the Croatia disappointment down him, and he's been singing the praises of Phillips before Friday's clash with Scotland. He advised talkSPORT:"He is clearly quite tricky to play against, I believe that the entire Leeds staff is really due to the way they play and how that they run.
"Kalv is called a passer and a tough tackler, but in the weekend he revealed another side to his match, for if he founded the objective.
"He went beyond a few players and then cut and slid Raheem [Sterling] through.
I have heard that lots of times. That is exactly what he is, is not he?"
Grealish, however, has had to have a word using all the Leeds guy on more than 1 event.
"I really don't know whether you understand, but I get totally caned by Leeds fans 24/7," he laughed.
"So I say ,'let your lovers to stop texting me Twitter, guy!' Me and Kalv have a little bit of banter about that."
He's optimistic Southgate will afford him the chance to do exactly that.
"All these are the sort of matches that I thrive off"