The love that the 28-12 months-previous ahead acquired on a latest journey satisfied him to symbolize the Black Stars
Athletic Club star Inaki Williams has revealed that his unexpecteed recognition in Ghana impressed his choice to switch allegiance from Spain to the African nation.
Williams was among a number of foreign-born stars who confirmed their availability for the Blacks Stars this week.
Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu, Brighton star Tariq Lamptey, Stephan Ambrosius of Hamburg, Darmstadt defender Patric Pfeiffer and Ransford-Yeboah Konigsdorffer have all agreed to symbolize Ghana forward of the 2022 World Cup.
What has Williams mentioned about representing Ghana?
Wiliams was born in Spain to Ghanaian mother and father, making him eligible to symbolize the nation after enjoying only one match for Spain.
He paid a go to to Ghana along with his brother lately and the adoration he acquired performed a task in his subsequent selection.
“The people told me to play for Black Stars. They said: ‘You’re a striker, you’re the best,’” he mentioned.
“This was special for me because in Spain, I am famous but I did not know I was famous in Ghana. This was special and made the decision to switch easy. I am going to work hard 100 per cent to raise the Ghana flag.
“It was lovely enjoying for Spain. I have lived in Spain all my life however I didn’t overlook Ghana. Ghana is particular to me as a result of my household and fogeys are right here, my blood is right here, so I didn’t overlook Ghana individuals.
“I came here and I saw all the people, all the people treated me well, called on me to come here and play here. I feel I am Ghanaian at heart and enjoy this country.
“My mother and father are Ghanaian and I didn’t overlook that my mother and father moved from this nation to Spain. I felt I wanted to present Ghanaians one thing and that one thing is soccer.”
Williams raring to go for Ghana
Williams will be in with a chance of making the Ghana squad for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar this year.
Ghana are in a tough group, as they will battle Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay for a place in the knockout staged.
However, the attacker believes his new national team can at least make it into the round of 16.
“I am ready for the pressure that comes with playing for the Black Stars because it is part of football,” he mentioned.
“I have played over 300 games in Bilbao and I have pressure every Sunday when I play because have to defend the shirt.
“Eleven against 11 anything can happen in football. It is a difficult group, but the team will do everything to qualify to the next round.”
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