Chelsea fans liken 16-year-old starlet to Lionel Messi after brilliant goal for Scotland

The midfielder has already made two appearances for the national side’s reserve team, despite being just 16 years old.

And he became the youngest ever scorer for the U21s when he netted against South Korea at the Toulon Tournament on Saturday.

Footage from the match shows the youngster receiving the ball in the box after an excellent run by Oliver Burke.

But there was still plenty of work to do, with four South Korean defenders standing in the way of the goal.

To find space, he sent one player flying with a clever feint before switching his feet and curling the ball perfectly into the top right of the goal.

More than 60,000 people have seen the clip since Toulon Tournament’s Twitter page posted it.

“Going to the very, very top,” one commented.

Another wrote: “The speed of those feet to readjust. Beautiful goal.”

And a third simply added: “The Scottish Messi.”

Scotland’s 2-1 victory means they have booked a place in the semi-finals – where a tantalising clash against England awaits.

Frank Lampard will have learned from Jose Mourinho, says Curtis Davies

Curtis Davies is confident new Derby boss Frank Lampard will be able to tap into Jose Mourinho’s vast knowledge as he makes his way in management.

Lampard took over at Pride Park last week and Davies believes the contacts he has made in the game, including former Chelsea and current Manchester United manager Mourinho, could prove invaluable.

“He has worked for some of the biggest managers in the game. Even if he picked up one thing from each of those, it is going to be a lot more than a lot of us could have got and his insight is going to bring a lot,” he told the club’s official website.

“If he does pick up the phone – I’m not saying the manager will need any help at all – but I’m sure if he picks up the phone to Jose or any of the others for advice, I’m sure they would be very happy to help him.”

Davies and Lampard are old foes from the midfielder’s playing days with Chelsea and Manchester City, and the former West Brom, Aston Villa, Birmingham and Hull defender holds his new boss in the highest regard.

He said with a smile: “The first thing I want to do is get my shirt signed. In all seriousness, I’ve played against him many times and he is just a good person.

He is a winner on the pitch, so he’s not going to not tackle you, because he wants to win games, but he is always a gentleman.

“He’s honest and a nice person to talk to. As a young player to look up to he was definitely one that always did the right things on and off the pitch.”

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