Chelsea Midfielder Hailed As The New Luka Modric

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour has been hailed as the new Luka Modric.

The 18 year old midfielder made his Chelsea debut in the 2-2 draw against Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge in August.

James Grady, who coached Gilmour from the age of 12 before he left Rangers for Chelsea, has described Gilmour as a Modric-type player.

“He knows he doesn’t need to beat five players to look good,” Grady told Goal. “Billy understood it was better to be good than look good at a very early age.

“I describe him as a Modric-type player. He isn’t very big but he is technically as good as anyone with both feet. He has a tenacious side, he won’t overcomplicate things. He can dribble when he has to, he sees passes and he will get it and keep it until he can find a better pass.

“The biggest talent that he has got is that drive and real hunger to be the best. I have worked in football since I was 20 years old. I am 48 now. He is the role model I would still use if you want to get anywhere in football. He is hard-working, nothing is going to stop him.

“He came back to the school after he signed for Chelsea. He did a Q&A and one kid asked him, ‘How was the jump from Rangers to Chelsea?’

“He said, ‘At Rangers, my mindset was I wanted to be the best at my team and club. I want to be the best here. I went to Chelsea, I am now in an environment at Chelsea where I need to try to be the best in the world. Not the best in the club because Chelsea can sign the best young players from all over the world.'”

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