Former Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng has cautioned Inaki Williams not to expect everything to be perfect in the Black Stars camp following the striker’s decision to represent Ghana.
Williams announced on Tuesday that he will play for Ghana. The 28-year-old was born in Bilbao to Ghanaian parents and has played one match for Spain’s national team.
Boateng has welcomed the decision, believing Williams is a valuable addition to the team, but wants the Athletic Bilbao forward to prepare his mind for the possibility that not everything will go as planned.
“Inaki Williams should not expect to have everything perfect at Black Stars camp. Here is not Spain or Europe but he’s a good addition to the team,” Boateng told Onua Sports.
“I played against Inaki Williams during my stint with Getafe in La Liga, I know him very well.”
Williams now has the LaLiga record for most consecutive appearances (233) after breaking the previous mark of 202 in October.
The move gives Ghana a boost ahead of this year’s World Cup in Qatar, where they are grouped with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. The tournament begins on November 21.
By Nathaniel Obeng|Onua Sports|Ghana