Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour said Callum Hudson-Odoi was the first Chelsea teammate who impressed him and named a Manchester United icon as his idol.
The 18-year-old joined Chelsea in the summer of 2017 from Glasgow Rangers academy and has been an official first-team member under Frank Lampard this season.
Making his Premier League debut on August 31, 2019, against Sheffield United, Gilmour has played along with some big names including Mateo Kovacic, Pedro and Willian.
However, he has picked out a fellow Blues teenager when asked the first time he was impressed by his Chelsea teammate.
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He said on Chelsea’s Footballing Firsts Q&A session: “It was probably Callum Hudson-Odoi.
“I remember we were playing a Youth Cup game at Fulham and Jody Morris was giving him a hard time at half-time, and he came out in the second half and scored two goals.”
Gilmour also answered a few other interesting questions.
When asked to pick a player he would sign for Chelsea, Gilmour said: “Andres Iniesta. He’d probably take my place in the team, but I don’t mind!”
The Scotland U-21 star has been open about his admiration for the Barcelona legend, even previously saying he has based his game around Iniesta, along with Xavi Hernandez and former Chelsea play-maker Cesc Fabregas.
On his footballing hero, Gilmour named Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I watched him a lot when he was playing for Manchester United,” he added.