Chelsea talent Billy Gilmour celebrated his senior debut last night for his country Scotland.
Gilmour, 19, has been included in Scotland’s 26-man squad for this summer’s Euro 2020 competition.
He’s been drafted into the national side because he’s part of a Chelsea squad that has just won the Champions League. Also, the teenager looks like a future star.
The central midfielder played just 11 senior games for the Blues this season, but that’s been enough to get him international recognition.
He made his senior Scotland debut on Wednesday night in the 2-2 draw against the Netherlands. Manager Steve Clarke gave him a late cameo appearance. However, it’ll be intriguing to see if there are bigger plans for him when the Euros begins.
Gilmour posted on his Instagram after the achievement of a senior international debut.
Chelsea teammates Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham were among those to respond:
Scotland debut for Gilmour will be first of so many appearances
If you consider the amount of exposure Gilmour has had at senior football, it would have been easy to leave him out of the Scottish squad for the Euros.
Fortunately, there is huge faith in him.
As well as looking impressive whenever he’s been given the chance for Chelsea, he’s training alongside the very best each day at Cobham. He must be like a sponge around N’Golo Kane, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic.
This summer’s tournament should be a brilliant opportunity for him to grow.
Scotland have a talented generation of players right now. Gilmour can be at the heart of their team though moving forward.
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