Billy Gilmour says ‘it was good to be there’ as the Scotland starlet boosted his Euro 2020 chances with a rare Chelsea start in the Premier League.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel handed Gilmour his first start since the German boss arrived at Stamford Bridge in the weekend win over Fulham. Scotland manager Steve Clarke previously said Gilmour had to be playing games in order to make his 26-man squad for the major tournament this summer, despite Tuchel’s pleas.

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The Chelsea manager handed Gilmour a Euro 2020 boost. (Photo by NEIL HALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

On his maiden start of the 2020/21 season, the Chelsea and Scotland starlet said: “It’s been a long time since I played, but it was good to be out there, enjoyed it. It was a tough match, my first match back in a long time, so it was good to be there. With our style it’s always the same. We want to play fast and through the lines and with exciting play.

 

“It’s not easy (to come back in) but you know what you’re doing every day. You’re learning on the pitch and on the training ground. It’s being drilled into you what the manager asks and demands from you.”

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