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Jack Wilshere: Gilmour is just beautiful to watch, there isn't many like him

West Ham midfielder lavishes praises on Chelsea's break-out star, Billy Gilmour for his outstanding performances in few games he has ...


West Ham midfielder lavishes praises on Chelsea's break-out star, Billy Gilmour for his outstanding performances in few games he has played so far.

Wilshere told Kris Boyd and Robert Snodgrass on the The Lockdown Tactics podcast that Gilmour is that type of player 'you just like to watch'.

“First, Billy has a good manager in Frank Lampard, who trusts him and has given him his opportunity,” he said, as quoted by Glasgow Times.

“I've said before that once you get an opportunity you need to take it and Billy is doing that. He's had a few games and a few man of the match performances.

“He is the type of player that you just like to watch. There's not many of them. Another one I like to watch is Phil Foden. For me, I could go on YouTube, type in the name and watch Phil play.

“Any advice for Billy would be to just keep doing what he is doing. Lampard is clearly giving him the right advice and he has a good team around him. Just keep practising, working hard.

“He seems to have that natural ability. A lot of people said I had that natural ability but you soon realise that is not enough to survive at the top every week in the Premier League.

“You need something else about you. You need to work hard, have that bit between your teeth every week and want to go out there and perform. He is at the best place to do it.

“Billy plays with his head because he is not the biggest, strongest or quickest. He makes the game look so simple and that is what is so impressive about him.

“A boy of that age, to have that maturity on the ball and be able to make the game look easy. To be able to beat players when you are not that strong and that quick is also something I like to do.

“When you are smaller and haven't got that strength, you need to get closer to players, to feel them. It's beautiful to watch and I love watching him. It looks as though he has a bright future in the game.”

Gilmour broke into Chelsea's first team before the break and won two man of the match awards for his performances against Liverpool in the FA Cup and Everton in the Premier League.


Written by Vince @blue_footy

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