He’s won the Champions League and made his Scotland debut in the last week – and Chelsea star Billy Gilmour says it has been ‘incredible.’
Gilmour became the latest Scotsman to win the Champions League last week as Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0. He followed that up with his Scotland debut against Netherlands midweek, not even training with the national squad prior to his maiden appearance ahead of Euro 2020 this month, facing Czech Republic, England and Croatia.
Completing all this at 19 years of age, Gilmour says it has been surreal (Scotland NT): “Incredible, what a week it’s been, I made my debut for my country and then winning one of the biggest trophies in the world. It was amazing the full night, the full experience just to be part of it. It was crazy.
“The first few days have been really good. I’m a couple of training sessions now in, now focusing on Luxembourg and the boys have been very good, welcomed me very well. It’s a good group, everyone’s together, there’s no different groups and stuff so it’s really good to see.
“It’s been crazy, from the time I went to Chelsea three years ago now, and now be part of the first team set-up with Chelsea, everything’s kind of went up, and then with my injury it was different but it’s been amazing so far and I’m enjoying it.
“I’ve had a couple of comments with the England players and then Croatia with Kovačić so I’ve just been telling them that if I play I’m going to be right on you, you’re not getting time, that’s just the banter you have with the players, but when it comes to it we’ll be focused and ready to go.”
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