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Billy Gilmour: How he won over Thomas Tuchel before loan exit

Scottish youngster and Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour claims that it has always been his dream to play in the Premier League.

The Scottish midfielder was sent on a season-long loan deal to newly-promoted Norwich City for the 2021/22 campaign, which will be covered with odds from best casino sites. The player progressed through Rangers’ youth academy to sign for Chelsea back in 2017.

Having shown tremendous talent in the first season with the team, he was able to register 22 appearances for the West London club in all competitions with his first-team debut being handed to him by former head coach Frank Lampard.

Being a huge fan of Scottish giants, Rangers, Gilmour could have easily remained in the club but the player revealed to the media that an English top-flight football has always been one of his aspirations, and it played a huge role in his decision to part ways with the club in 2017.

Speaking to Pro:Direct Soccer’s Pavement to Pitch, Gilmour said: “It was always my dream to move and play in the Premier League and when I played for Scotland in the Victory Shield, there was a lot of scouts and a lot of stuff going in the paper.

“After that, I really wanted to go and pursue my dream, move to the Premier League, move to Chelsea. From that point, it just went up.

“I had a couple of teams interested. For me, it was definitely between Chelsea and the Rangers. So, I came down, signed, and it was just incredible. Seeing the facilities, it was just unreal so got to see that, spoke to Jody Morris at the time.”

The 20-year-old midfielder spell at Stamford Bridge didn’t go unnoticed as he left his mark with the team in his breakthrough season, but his opportunities could be said to be limited under the reign of Thomas Tuchel, who came in to replace Lampard.

Gilmour dropped down the pecking order after the arrival of the former Borussia Dortmund manager, but the young midfielder revealed a conversation between them, in May, saw him retain his confidence.

Billy Gilmour added via jeux de machines a sous: “It was different, it’s hard. I wasn’t really playing much at the start.

“I just kept working hard in training, proving to him that I was ready he could count on me, trust me. Then I played a couple of games, I played Manchester City, Fulham and then Arsenal and he came up to me and said: ‘I trust you, you’re training well, you deserve it.’ It was good.

“His man-management is good. He comes up to you and speaks to you one-on-one, what you can do better, what you should do.”



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