Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour has been named in Scotland U21 squad for European Championship qualifiers despite talks of a senior call-up.
The-18-year old has shown two man-of-the-match performances in Chelsea previous games against Liverpool in FA Cup and Everton in the Premier League.
His sterling displays in those games have raised talks about him getting into Scotland senior team for Euro play-off semifinal against Israel.
🗓Croatia (H) – Friday 27 March, 7pm – Tynecastle Park
— Scotland National Team (@ScotlandNT) March 10, 2020
With this announcement, it’s clear that the two has come to an agreement that it would be best for Gilmour to be in the under-21.
With Scotland U21, Gilmour will face Croatia on Friday, March 27, and then take on Greece in the following game.
Fans reaction to Gilmour inclusion in Scotland U21
The decision to include Gilmour in the under-21 seems to be quite unpopular among Scotland fans on Twitter.
A lot of them want to see Gilmour in the senior squad, while some of them agree that it is too early for him, arguing that Scotland already have the likes of Scott McTominay, John McGinn and Callum McGregor deserve it more than Gilmour.
Here are some of those reactions:
Get Gilmour in the full squad! Scotland living in the dark ages as usual!
— Stuartie Skene (@stuartie17) March 10, 2020
Good to see Gilmour here for one last time.
Wouldnt have him in the Play off squad ahead of
— Kings of Lyon (@kingsoflyon7) March 10, 2020
Gilmour U21's 🤣
Scotlands best player?
— James (@1JamesCHELSEA) March 10, 2020
McGinn is injured and Jack is coming back from a series of niggling injuries and hasn’t been playing well. Would defo have Gilmour in the Scotland squad as he’s performing at a higher level than anyone else. https://t.co/j6I7Xzy27Z
— Jay (@jaymcccc) March 10, 2020
Don't get the logic of having Gilmour in this squad and not the full one. Whether you'd play him vs Israel is another matter but surely more valuable for him (and Scotland) to get him used to an environment where games mean something. Mind you, we can't afford "luxury players"… https://t.co/Z4KT50Uqh9
— Michael McEwan (@MMcEwanbunkered) March 10, 2020