Spanish-born Ghanaian forward Nico Williams has says his mother shed tears when he received his first Spain call-up ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar.
According to the young Athletic Bilbao striker, he was left speechless following an invitation form Luis Enrique for the Nations League games this week Saturday and next Tuesday.
The 20-year-old Athletic Club winger, who is eligible to play for Ghana, received his first Spain call-up for the games against Switzerland and Portugal.
Although he was shocked by the invite, his mother and senior brother (Inaki Williams) were proud of the youngster.
“I’m a regular in the U21s , but I didn’t expect the call from Luis Enrique. I started screaming in the living room at home and my mother hugged me and started crying. Even my brother ( Iñaki Williams ) stayed a while. little misplaced, he didn’t expect it either.”
“He’s very happy for me, very proud. He told me that I have to work and keep my feet on the ground,” he told MARCA.
“Luckily, I haven’t experienced it first-hand, but I have seen my brother a bit annoyed in that aspect.”
“I think it’s football stuff and I hope that those people think and reflect on what they do and that this ends. No one is born racist . It ‘s a matter of education , both at home and at school,” Nico added.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter