Friday, September 27, 2019

Billy Gilmour says he was not shy ahead of the full debut against Grimsby.

Billy Gilmour starred for Chelsea on his full debut against Grimsby, with the 18-year-old eager to point out that he does not suffer with nerves or shyness.

He proved as much with his performance in a Carabao Cup third-round clash that the Blues secured a stunning 7-1 success in.

Gilmour pulled the strings for Frank Lampard’s side in the middle of the park, with his first start at senior level seeing him put in an eye-catching display.

He puts that down to his roots, telling Chelsea’sofficial website of his ability to slip seamlessly into a star-studded squad: “I’m Scottish!

“No, I’m not shy. On the pitch it’s football. If you’re not going to talk, what are you doing on the pitch? You need to communicate. I love football, a big part of my game is communicating.

“I’m just taking it a step at a time. I’ve got the 23s, we’re doing really well there. Of course, I want to get as many opportunities with the first team as possible. I just need to keep training hard and working hard.”

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