Not dangerous on your first aggressive Scotland begin, Billy Gilmour.
The 20-year-old Chelsea midfielder stepped as much as the plate in a manner that no England participant might, as Scotland took a well-earned 0-Zero draw from Wembley at Euro 2020.
Gilmour was deservedly named Man Of The Match after a efficiency full of sophistication, with and with out the ball.
He disrupted opposition assaults and set his staff away like he’d been doing it at main tournaments for years, with a maturity and presence of somebody far older (and taller).
A bit like his Blues teammate N’Golo Kante, in line with Netherlands defender Patrick van Aanholt.
And there was even larger reward for Gilmour from former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who gave his verdict to talkSPORT at full-time.
“The child Gilmour was the distinction,” Mourinho mentioned. “He was at all times displaying, he wished the ball below the stress.”
In the meantime, Gilmour’s supervisor Steve Clarke, Mourinho’s former assistant at Chelsea, should’ve been feeling fairly vindicated for lastly selecting the younger star.
“He hasn’t bought nerves,” Clarke informed talkSPORT. “He’s from the identical a part of Ayrshire as me. I do know Billy effectively and I do know he’s effectively considered at Chelsea.
“It was simply selecting the correct second to place him within the staff. I assumed the stability of the staff from the again to the entrance was good tonight and it confirmed within the efficiency.”
And his captain Andy Robertson went a step additional after Gilmour’s unbelievable efficiency, which saved Scotland’s hopes of progressing to the knockout levels alive.
He informed ITV: “Proper up there [as one of the best performances in a Scotland shirt].
“I spoke to him in resort at the moment and simply checked out him and nothing fazes him.
“I imagine he can have as many caps as he needs for Scotland, he has an enormous future forward however the right here and now could be fairly good as effectively.”