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Wright Phillips: time at Chelsea made me a better player

Manchester City midfielder Shaun Wright Phillips believes he has returned to the club a better player after three seasons at Chelsea. The 26-year-old rejoined City in August for £9m.

While he spent more time on the bench than on the pitch for Chelsea, Wright Phillips thinks that his time in London helped him to knuckle down and focus on improving himself as both a player and a person: 'I have gone back a lot wiser with my decisions on the pitch and a lot more mature on and off the field. I believe you can learn from everybody.'

Since returning to City Wright Phillips has managed to recapture the form which earned a move to Chelsea and has also been recalled to the England squad after being omitted for the Andorra and Crotia games last month. 'Being dropped gave me a kick. I knew I had to get myself into gear,' he told reporters.

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