Scotland and Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour was named as ‘Star of the Match’ as he made his first international start in tonight’s 0-0 draw with England at Wembley – and fans on Twitter were blown away by just how good the 20-year-old is.
Gilmour was one of four changes to the side in the enthralling draw with the Auld Enemy and the Chelsea star’s stunning midfielder masterclass will live long in the memory of the Tartan Army.
Pundits across both ITV and STV’s broadcast (except Lee Dixon) were waxing lyrical over Gilmour’s technical ability and reading of the game, with Graeme Souness hailing him as a “maestro” during the UK-wide coverage.
Gilmour went head-to-head with Chelsea team-mate Mason Mount and looked as though he’d been playing in the Scotland midfielder for 20 years, nevermind only turning 20 a week ago.
With a crucial game against Croatia at Hampden on Tuesday, Gilmour will surely be the first name on Steve Clarke’s team-sheet – with fans on Twitter having found a new hero on the national scene.
Here are some of the comments as Billy Gilmour emerged as a world-class midfielder at Wembley:
'My God, woaah, whooaafft,' Andy Robertson summing up Billy Gilmour's performance beautifully. Words won't do it. Why try? #SCO
— Alan Temple (@alanftemple) June 18, 2021
Billy Gilmour is EVERYTHING #SCO
— Jean Johansson (@JeanJohansson) June 18, 2021
Billy Gilmour ballon d’or
— Sean Steedman (@steedie67) June 18, 2021
Also what a player we have in Billy Gilmour. Played 75mins and think he only had one misplaced pass as well as putting in a shift defensively. For years to come he will be the man the Scottish international team is built around.
— Colin Morrison (@Morrie1981) June 18, 2021
Toe to toe with “England’s best” never underestimate the Scotland boys, everyone to a man unreal. Billy Gilmour and mctominay world class
— kristopher faulds⚽ (@krissyfaulds94) June 18, 2021
Take a bow young Gilmour. Best player on the park tonight. Great performance from @ScotlandNT
— Rod McManus (@Rodsterino) June 18, 2021
Fantastic performance. Hanley immense. Gilmour and McGinn outstanding and delighted for O'Donnell. Proud 🏴💪⚽️
— Stuart Reid (@Reid29Stuart) June 18, 2021
Gilmour has been sensational.
— Craig Cruickshanks (@CraigCru__) June 18, 2021
He's gonna need a big cabinet. https://t.co/PiuMJJ9F5e
— Ben Banks (@BenBanks01) June 18, 2021
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