Jorginho and Christian Pulisic praise Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour after Scotland’s draw with England at Euro 2020

Jorginho praised Billy Gilmour for his performance in Scotland’s draw with England (Getty)

Jorginho and Christian Pulisic have hailed their Chelsea teammate Billy Gilmour following his impressive performance in Scotland’s goalless draw with England at Euro 2020 on Friday evening.

Gilmour was handed his first senior start for Scotland for their trip to Wembley and the 20-year-old delivered a superb display at the heart of his side’s midfield.

The Chelsea midfielder was named man of the match for his performance, while Scotland are now left needing a win against Croatia in their final Group D game next Tuesday to stand any chance of qualifying for the knockout phase.

After the game, Gilmour praised Scotland fans on Instagram for their ‘unreal’ support at Wembley, and in their replies to his post, Jorginho and Pulisic took the opportunity to praise their Chelsea.

In his reply, Jorginho wrote: ‘Well done Bebezinho’. Meanwhile, Pulisic wrote, ‘my dawg’ alongside two fire emojis.

Speaking after the match, Scotland manager Steve Clarke praised Gilmour for his performance.

‘I don’t think there is any risk when you have somebody of Billy Gilmour’s talent. When you put him on the pitch you expect him to do what he did,’ said Clarke.

Billy Gilmour was named man of the match for his display against England (UEFA via Getty)

‘He held the ball for us and allowed us to play through the midfield. I didn’t think it was a risk for the balance of the rest of the team.

‘We were ready to support Billy in his role and I think we did that.

‘Everyone has praised Billy but we need to look at the team performance. There are a lot of good people around and that supported Billy.

Jorginho and Christian Pulisic hailed their Chelsea teammate after the match (Instagram)

‘It was great to see him get through 70 odd minutes on his first start.  

‘I have said for the last year that Billy will be a big part of the future of Scotland.

‘We will try to take care of him and make sure he is a big player in the future.’

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