A former Scotland international is delighted to see a promising compatriot taking important steps in his continued development
Billy Gilmour is aiming to be a ‘Chelsea player’, despite agreeing to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, says Alan Hutton, with the 20-year-old Scot praised for makes the brave decision to borrow from Norwich.
Despite making a senior breakthrough at his mother club, while also reaching a major international stage at Euro 2020, it was difficult to get regular playing time for a highly regarded midfielder.
With just 11 appearances over the past two seasons in West London, Gilmour has chosen to spread his wings and join the new Premier League boys at Carrow Road for the 2021-22 campaign.
What was said?
Hutton believes the right choice has been made, with the former Scotland international – in an interview via Coffee friend – tell Purpose of fellow countryman Gilmour: “I think he did the right thing. He could have sat at Chelsea and hoped he would get time, but that probably would not have happened. If they went to Norwich, they would play.” a certain soccer football that suits him. [Daniel] Farke does not change his identity, he wants to play football and I think it suits him.
“To go there for him and thrive and play games, get minutes under his belt, it’s ideal for him. He would like to go back to Chelsea and be a Chelsea player, but for me and Scotland he can be the “There’s an opportunity to really break through and shine. He has everything to be a middle class of the best class.”
Hutton added that he prefers a possible landfill over a safer, more secure option: ‘It shows you what type of man he is. it long, play five behind and be defensive. I think he’s going there, it’s going to suit him. They will want to get on the ball, play and make things happen. It suits his ability, his skill, so even if they struggle this season, they are still going to play a football that suits him.
“It’s a good move for him. He probably wanted to get it right early on, which he did, and get a good preseason, get on the ground and play as many games as possible. For his development I think that was the key. ”
What is the goal for Gilmour this season?
Although his feet are still an elite level for club and country, competitive minutes are the most important tool for Gilmour at this stage of his development.
Hutton admits just as much, and the young man said that figures – in terms of goals and assists – do not have to be a priority as he works on mastering his trade.
“He’s still young. He’s just really breaking through,” Hutton added.
“He has not played many games for Chelsea, so it’s about him gaining the Premier League experience from week to week. Of course you want to score goals and assist, but that’s the next step in his development – to get the numbers to get Goals and assists coming, he has the ability, it’s for everyone to see, so it’s about enjoying his football and hard work and being a mainstay in the team. “
Gilmour made his competitive debut for Norwich in a 3-0 defeat at Liverpool against Liverpool and will want to stay in Farke’s plans for another Test match with defending champions Manchester City on Saturday.
This interview was in collaboration with Coffee Friend, an international retailer of coffee and coffee machines.