Chelsea starlet Billy Gilmour ‘must be doing well to please Roy Keane’ says former Scotland international Kris Boyd as he comments on his national team call.
Gilmour has been called up to Scotland’s senior national team for the first time as he prepares to play at Euro 2020 this summer, Scotland’s first tournament since 1998. There has been a clamour for the Chelsea talent to be called upon and after recent starts for Chelsea, he’s got the call. Keane said Gilmour ‘looked world-class’ in March.
Fellow youngsters David Turnbull and Nathan Patterson have received their first calls too, Boyd saying (Sky Sports): “I think it is the right thing to do, bringing the youngsters in. They might be a bit inexperienced but that could help. They haven’t go that pressure. David Turnbull has been a standout player for Celtic.
“There’s a lot of positives around David Turnbull. He is someone that is different to players in the squad. He is a good age at 21. Billy Gilmour must be doing well to please Roy Keane! He is a quality player. He has played a lot at U21s and a lot of people
“He’s got himself in and round the Chelsea squad and Steve Clarke likes what he sees. He makes things happen and are these guys expected to go in and play? Probably not. They are in the squad and the next challenge is to start the game against Czech Republic.”
Scotland begin their Euro 2020 campaign against Czech Republic on June 14th at Hampden Park. Gilmour has the Champions League final to contest with Chelsea against Manchester City beforehand.
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