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Harry Redknapp hails Gilmour: 'I love him, what a footballer he looks'

Former West Ham and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has hailed Chelsea's midfielder Billy Gilmour, said he's good enough already to be ...


Former West Ham and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has hailed Chelsea's midfielder Billy Gilmour, said he's good enough already to be a starter for his country, Scotland.

“I'd stick him in tomorrow, no danger,” he said as quoted by Glasgow Times.

“Listen, he’s playing against Liverpool and playing against the best teams in the Premier League and I’m not being disrespectful but the chances are whoever Scotland are playing, they’re not going to be better than those teams, that’s for sure.

“The little boy can play, he is just a fantastic footballer and if they’re good enough they’re old enough.

“I stuck all those lads in at West Ham, Jermain Defoe, 17, Rio (Ferdinand) at 17, Frank - they all went in the first team and played. I’d have him in there all day, he’d be amazing.

“It’s a pity Scott Brown still isn’t playing, he’d be a good bodyguard for him, he’d look after him and sort them out, that’s for sure.”

Gilmour caught the eyes of everyone during his man of the match display in Chelsea's FA Cup win over Liverpool and followed it up with another man of the match performance against Everton in the Premier League.

“I love him, what a footballer he looks,” he continued.

“He’s throwback, you had 5’5’' footballers who were great footballers, you had Billy Bremner, Johnny Giles - these types of people going back to my time, Bobby Collins.

“This little footballer looks like an absolutely fantastic footballer to me, he sees everything.

“He never gets caught in possession, he’s come in and played against Liverpool and Man United and won man of the match awards.

“I speak to Frank, Frank says he has an amazing attitude - good family, just wants to be a top player. With a bit of luck with no injuries, there is nothing to stop him.”

Gilmour would be hoping to continue where he stopped when football returns after the Coronavirus break.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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