Ian Wright has hailed Chelsea midfield maestro Billy Gilmour who delivered a brilliant cameo in Scotland’s win over Luxembourg on Sunday night before he was forced off due to a head injury in the 75th minute.
The diminutive playmaker showcased his talent during the 30 minutes he was on the field, playing a number of skilful passes to his teammates.
Wright told ITV Sports: “Brilliant, in respect of his one touch play.
“Very composed on the ball. Can run with the ball.
“Every time I’ve seen him play (for Chelsea), it’s been in that holding midfield. In this game, they were trying to get him forward.
“He’s got a lot of ability about him. He’s a very good player.”
Gilmour was left dazed after a dangerous challenge by Vorskla’s Olivier Thill and was substituted for James Forest in what appeared to be a precautionary move from Scotland boss Steve Clarke.
Chelsea and Scotland fans will hope he is available for the Tartan Army’s Euros 2020 opener against the Czech Republic next Monday.
Christian Pulisic has won the CONCACAF Nations League trophy, and said Sunday’s triumph over Mexico was the perfect way to end his season as the Chelsea forward lifted another trophy just eight days after winning the Champions League.
The USMNT captain scored the winning penalty in the second half of extra time, leading the U.S. to a 3-2 win over rivals Mexico to win the inaugural final.
As captain, Pulisic was able to lift his first international trophy following one of the more chaotic games in this rivalry’s history.
“It’s just the perfect way to end the year, honestly,” he told CBS after the game as cited Goal.
“I’m so proud. I’m so proud of this group, and we needed everyone today and it was a phenomenal performance.”
He added: “We’re so proud and we still have a long way to go but we’re happy with this.”
Pulisic’s big moment came in the 114th minute with the score 2-2. After splitting two Mexico defenders with a run into the box, the Chelsea star was dragged down, prompting a VAR review.
During that VAR review, Mexico boss Gerardo ‘Tata’ Martino was sent off and, following a lengthy delay, the penalty was eventually awarded.
Despite that delay, Pulisic wasn’t flustered as he smashed his spot-kick into the upper right-hand corner past Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico’s hero in the shootout win over Costa Rica on Thursday.