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Billy Gilmour Of Chelsea Says Norwich Was His First Choice For A Loan Move Because Of Their Style Of Play

Billy Gilmour has stated that Norwich was his ‘first choice’ for a loan transfer away from Chelsea due to the club’s style of play.
Nonetheless, the 20-year-old is optimistic about his future at Stamford Bridge and wants to make the most of his chance with the newly promoted Canaries.
Gilmour, who was courted by a number of Premier League clubs, stated that conversing with Norwich manager Daniel Farke clinched the deal.
‘I had other possibilities, but Norwich was first choice for me,’ Billy Gilmour (left) said of Daniel Farke’s (right) style of play. The 20-year-old Scotland international (right) has impressed in pre-season with the Canaries.
‘I came here, talked to the boss, and everything he added sounded extremely nice, the way he wants to play, the way he sees me fitting in,’ Gilmour said.
‘It was because of that that I decided to come to Norwich.’
‘Norwich play a style of game that suits me, in that they play out from the back and aim to hold possession of the ball.’
This was the ideal opportunity for me.
This is my type of game, where I want to run about, get on the ball, and create opportunities.
‘When I was talking to the boss, he was basically stating that he sees me in this midfield position or that midfield position, depending on the formation.’
Gilmour made his mark on the world stage this summer with a tremendously excellent performance for Scotland in a 0-0 draw with England at Euro 2020. But he has struggled to establish himself at Chelsea under manager Thomas Tuchel (left). Gilmour made his mark on the world stage this summer with a hugely impressive performance for Scotland in a 0-0 draw with England at Euro 2020, where he shined.
Nevertheless, despite having a brilliant array of global midfield superstars at his disposal, Thomas Tuchel has struggled to find openings at Chelsea.
He only made 11 appearances in all competitions last season, including only two starts for Chelsea in the Premier League.
As a result, the main appeal of a loan move for Gilmour is the opportunity to play regular first-team games, which he said was a difficulty at his parent club.
‘I think the most consecutive games I played for Chelsea was two,’ he said.
Gilmour battled for playing time at Chelsea last season, making only 11 appearances. ‘I had to come out and get more first-team experience,’ he says.
For me to progress, I need to play football on a regular basis.
If I play week in and week out, I’ll get stronger, sharper, and more aware.’ Gilmour has stated that joining Norwich for the season is part of a broader plan to return to Chelsea and secure a regular starting spot, and it appears that the Blues are anxious to keep hold of the potential young talent.
‘(Chelsea) are in communication,’ he stated. ‘They will watch games and show me clips so I can see what I can improve on.’
‘That is the plan: have a great season with Norwich, then return to Chelsea and see what happens.’

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