Billy Gilmour rejected Gordon Strachan’s advice to stay in Scotland before choosing a move to Chelsea. The Blues youngster is following in the Manchester City forward’s footsteps by ignoring calls to go on loan and develop with a world class side. Former Scotland manager Strackan admits he told him to stay at Rangers.
WHAT DID HE SAY?
“I MET HIM WHEN HE WENT ALONG TO SCOTLAND PREPARING,”
Strachan told Goal, talking at Betfair’s Euro 2020 dispatch. “Everybody was requesting that I have a word with him to keep him in Scotland. I had that discussion and it didn’t work!
“I met him at Hampden too and he was only a little, thin small fellow, yet he was resolved to follow his own way, not what mentors were advising him. He resembled at 15, right I am set for Chelsea.
“It tends to be startling. I got an opportunity to join Manchester United as a little youngster and I joined Dundee at 16. Fortunately, I found the opportunity again as a man. On the off chance that you take a gander at it, you can get to the top from various perspectives. It is dependent upon you how you go about it.
“There will be jumps yet you crush your way through it. Take a gander at all these players like Harry Kane, Phil Foden, Andy Robertson, and John McGinn, they all had various issues in their day to day existence however made it.
“KANE DID IT BORROWED, OR RESEMBLE PHIL FODEN AND STAY AND WATCH THE INCREDIBLE PLAYERS. HE HAS BECOME A SPLENDID FOOTBALLER HIMSELF. THERE’S NOT A SET METHOD TO GET TO THE TOP.”
WHAT’S GILMOUR’S BEST COURSE OF ACTION?
Having begun only five games for Thomas Tuchel, the energizing youthful midfielder will expect more next season regardless of finishing the season with a Champions League decoration.
Gilmour considered an advance move in January in a bid to make the Steve Clarke’s crew for the European Championships, yet Tuchel selected to keep him around regardless of a proposal from Southampton. He got more games toward the finish of the period because of wounds to N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic.
His abilities haven’t got undetected by his opponents either, with England, Czech Republic, and Croatia in his country’s Euros bunch.
“HE’S AN INCREDIBLE ABILITY,”
Foden said when gotten some information about Gilmour in front of the worldwide competition.
“HE IS STILL SO YOUTHFUL, STILL A LONG WAY TO GO. I’VE PLAYED AGAINST HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES AND EACH TIME I’VE PLAYED AGAINST HIM I’VE BEEN INTRIGUED. HE IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE AN EXTRAORDINARY PART LATER ON AND HE WILL BE AN INCREDIBLE PLAYER FOR SCOTLAND.”