Billy Gilmour has 'a huge future' for Scotland, claims Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson believes Billy Gilmour has ‘a huge future’ after Scotland midfielder’s impressive display in Euro 2020 draw against England… as Steve Clarke praises Chelsea star for taking his ‘big moment’ at Wembley

  • Billy Gilmour was handed his first start for Scotland’s senior side at Wembley 
  • He put in a solid performance in midfield against England in Group D clash 
  • Andy Robertson believes the 20-year-old can have as many caps ‘as he wants’ 
  • Steve Clarke’s men bounced back from defeat by Czech Republic with a point
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here

Andy Robertson believes Billy Gilmour is destined for ‘a huge future’ in the game after the Scotland midfielder impressed in their goalless draw against England.

It was a positive night’s work for Steve Clarke’s men, who benefited from the Three Lions’ lack of urgency in attack in their second Group D clash of Euro 2020 to leave Wembley with a well-deserved point. 

Chelsea midfielder Gilmour was handed his first senior start for his country and put in a solid performance in central midfield alongside Callum McGregor.

Andy Robertson (left) has backed Billy Gilmour (right) to have ‘a huge future’ in the game

Gilmour put in a solid performance on his first senior start for Scotland against England

Many felt it was a big call from Clarke to start Gilmour from the off in an adventurous starting XI but the youngster proved he belonged on the big stage – and Scotland skipper Robertson believes he ‘can have as many caps as he wants’ following his ‘magnificent’ display.

Asked how he rated Gilmour’s performance, Robertson told ITV: ‘Right up there.

‘I spoke to him in hotel today and just looked at him and to be fair to Billy nothing fazes him.

‘That’s why I believe he can have as many caps as he wants for Scotland. He’s got a huge future ahead but the here and now is pretty good as well.

The 20-year-old (back) put in a commanding display in midfield alongside Callum McGregor

‘Today him and Callum McGregor, both of them in the holding role, were magnificent.’

Scotland boss Clarke meanwhile praised Gilmour for taking his chance when it came and revealed no one in their camp was surprised by how well he played. 

‘We knew before we put him in he can play,’ Clarke said after the match.

‘It’s just getting the right moment, tonight was his big moment and he took it and no one was surprised by it, certainly not in our camp.’

Steve Clarke praised Gilmour for taking his ‘big moment’ in his side’s second Euro 2020 clash

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