Spain’s head coach, Luis Enrique, has dismissed suggestions Nico Williams has been handed a call-up to the national team to avoid him playing for the Black Stars.
Ghanaians were hoping of getting Nico to also switch nationality to play for Ghana at some point after completing the necessary requirements to snap up his senior brother, Inaki Williams.
Inaki played for La Roja in 2016 after representing Spain’s U-18 and U-21 teams before finally agreeing to play for the Black Stars.
In an interview ahead of the friendlies, Enrique revealed his decision to call up Nico while rejecting claims of trying to block a possible move to switch to Ghana.
“I’m not doing this to stop from him going with Ghana; he’s young and a very interesting player,” he said as quoted by British newspaper, 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.”
Both Inaki and Nico scored for the first time in a game over the weekend when Athletic Bilbao defeat Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish LaLiga.
Source: Ghana News