Steven Naismith has revealed that Billy Gilmour has given Scottish manager Steve Clarke a Euro 2020 selection headache after spectacular performances. Gilmour made his debut in the warm-up game against the Netherlands. He was also used as an impact sub against Luxembourg. Scotland is set to face the Czech Republic in their first game of Euro 2020 on Saturday at Hampden Park. Scotland has a very strong midfield but Naismith believes he could force himself into the line-up.
“He will be the one giving the manager the biggest headache,” Steven Naismith said talking about Euro 2020.”If you look over the squad, set-up, and team selection over the past 18 months, it’s been fairly consistent in the big games. The manager has maybe had a choice of 12 or 14 players that have always started.”
“Billy is an exceptional talent. He is somebody who has come into the international scene and made an impact in a short period of time,” he added. “Not only that, he has gone into the part of the pitch where we have the most competition for places.”
Che Adams is another player that has impressed in the lead-up to Euro 2020. He has scored two goals in four games. Naismith revealed that he feels that Lyndon Dykes and Adams need to play upfront together.
“Adams is somebody we’ve missed,” said Naismith. “We’ve not had that profile of player over the last five, six years. He enjoys playing with another striker, as much as he can hold the ball up and be that focal point. He also enjoys running at defenses and getting past them, being dynamic, and changing the point of attack. That’s where I’ve seen him play his best football for Scotland.”