Gilmour sets unbelievable record. Read what he has to say

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Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour got his first start in the European Championship as Steve Clarke gave him a rare international start in a major game against England.

The recently turned 20-year-old showed his stuff in the middle of the park as he dictated play from deep and helped Scotland earn a priceless point against the Three Lions.

Gilmour ended up winning the man of the match as he dominated the midfield.

The recently turned 20-year-old made more recoveries than any player on the pitch and made the most passes in the Scottish team. He made 8 recoveries, 2 tackles and 40 completed passes out of 44 attempted, in what was his first competitive game and first start for Scotland.

Gilmour was taken off after 75 minutes to a rousing reception from Scotland supporters, in what was a confident performance from the 20-year-old.

Gilmour has now set a stunning record, having won the man of the match award in his first Premier League start, his first FA Cup start and now his first start for Scotland in the Euros and for his country.

Gilmour said after the game: “It was a great performance by the full team. We dug in really deep. We came here with a game plan, stuck to it, and did it really well.

“I was ready, I trained with the squad, all the boys have helped me settle in really well. To play against England in my first game, I’m so proud and to come here and do really well was even better.

“I found out (I was starting) in training before we travelled down, we had a slight idea, we were doing shape and set pieces but it wasn’t until the last meeting before the game we found out the team.

“I had mum, dad and little brother, uncle and my dad’s mates. My mate as well, he came down. I got them tickets. It was a good moment.

“It was amazing, the fans were incredible as well, singing from the first minute to the last. They gave us a massive boost. We knew we had to go on the pitch and give the fans what they wanted.

“The fans were brilliant. We could hear them singing from the first minute to the last. They stayed behind, we went over they were amazing. We were already pumped up, motivated for this game. It was a massive game and we knew what we had to do.”

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