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Chelsea loanee Gilmour using horror Euro 2020 experience as fuel for improvement

Billy Gilmour has revealed how his hotel quarantine period during Euro 2020 helped fuel his desire to compete this season.

The Chelsea midfielder was forced to quarantine for 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19, following his man-of-the-match performance in the goalless draw with England.

Now on loan at Norwich, Gilmour wants to take his game to another this term.

He said: "When I got told I was positive I was gutted. I still have no idea where I got it from.

"It was a long 10 days. I wasn't allowed to train. I couldn't do anything. I just had to stay in my room and watch TV. That was it. There was football on the TV so I got to watch that.

"From the high of Wembley, to a low that quickly, was hard. I was gutted. It just made me hungrier to come back.

"For Scotland I want to prove why we should be going to the World Cup.

"And being at Norwich is massive for me. I wanted to go on loan and get a lot more experience of first team football. I feel a lot fitter and I feel a lot stronger playing week in, week out. I am feeling stronger.

"Hopefully there is a lot more to come for sure. I want to keep improving and building on myself – and adding goals.

"I need to go into each game and prove why I should be picked and why I should start in the team. I need to keep improving and improving."


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