I wish Inaki success playing for Black Stars - Nico Williams

Published on: 28 September 2022

Spain international, Nico Williams has said he wished his senior brother, Inaki Williams the best of success playing for Ghana.

Inaki made his debut for Ghana against Brazil in an international friendly in France last weekend.

The Athletic Bilbao forward was in action as the Black Stars secured a narrow win over Nicaragua in their second friendly game on Tuesday evening in Spain.

Nico, on the other hand, earned his debut Spain call-up last week and came on in the second half as La Roja fell to a 2-1 defeat to Switzerland.

However, the youngster provided an assist as the 2010 world champions defeated Portugal to book a place in the semifinals of the UEFA Nations League.

Nico speaking in an interview said they both made the right decisions, insisting he wishes his senior brother excels with Ghana.

“It was a natural decision, each one took their path and made their decision in a thoughtful way,” Nico said, as quoted by Joy Sports.

“I am very happy that my brother is in Ghana, I wish him things to go well, that he can have a great World Cup and achieve the highest goals.”

Meanwhile, Spain boss Enrique says his decision to hand Nico a call-up is not a ploy to prevent the youngster from playing for Ghana.

“I’m not doing this to stop him from going with Ghana; he’s young and a very interesting player,” Enrique is quoted as saying by The Guardian.

“He’s playing more often with Athletic now. He’s progressing wonderfully. I like him enormously. We’ve had him in the junior squad and have been following him for a long time.

“I reckon the family will be delighted: imagine the party if they both go to the World Cup. And they reach the final, well, that would be the absolute business,” he added.