Since his breakout game for Chelsea against Liverpool final month, Billy Gilmour has uncovered the words of back Frank Lampard has brought him.
The 18-year-old Scottish midfielder inspired supporters and commentators both with a proficient execution against the European champions, showing up each inch like a first-team customary as the Blues kicked Liverpool out of the FA Cup with a 2-0 victory.
“I continuously stressed of what I was getting to do as I went off to the match,” Gilmour told Sky Sports. “Then the gaffer said to me: ‘Go out and play your claim game.’ That gives you a bounty of certainty to go out and do what you love.”
“Playing within the game, there were minutes that I thought were unpleasant, but when I got on the pitch, I felt incredible. I saw players running around, and it made things simpler for me. It was a superb, incredible game and I was glad to perform well, and after that it was magnificent to gather the match guy.”
“It feels decent to induce first-team involvement against Liverpool, the most grounded side within the world right now.” As a youngster, Gilmour claims he went past the clear illustrations of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, to the likes of previous Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas as he possesses his sharpened skills.