Athletic Bilbao boss hopes youngster Nico Williams stays at club for many years

Published on: 30 September 2022

Athletic Bilbao boss Ernesto Valverde is hoping Ghanaian youngster Nico Williams will stay at the club for many years considering his qualities.

The 20-year-old who opted to represent Spain over Ghana made his debut during the international break.

He featured against Switzerland and Portugal respectively, providing the assist that send Spainto the last four of the Nations League.

“We already know how this football thing is going. Many times with young players, as soon as they appear, the balloon swells a lot due to the potential that they are supposed to have, but we know that this is a long-distance race and we have to be calm",

“Nico is a player who has recently started in the elite, he has a long way to go and we hope he will be at Athletic for many years, but he still has to improve and learn things. He will do it, because he is settled and he is fine. We help him as well as Simón, Iñaki and the rest so that they are comfortable here and continue progressing”.