Spain Not to prevent him from playing for Ghana – Luis Enrique explains Nico Williams Spain call-up

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Spain national team head coach Luis Enrique revealed the reason behind Nico Williams call-up with La Roja as he rejects preventing him from playing for Ghana claims.

Nico, 20 was expected to switch allegiance for Ghana as his elder brother Inaki Williams did.

However, he received a call-up with Spain as Luis Enrique included him in his squad for September matches.

So far, fans have been criticizing his decision saying it’s a strategy to prevent the Athletic Bilbao youngster from representing Black Stars at international level.

Read more : Inaki Williams, Lamptey make Ghana squad for September friendlies

But Luis Enrique rubbished these claims saying Nico Williams has been called-up due to his performances.

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

“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.”


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