Inaki Williams has set his sights on winning several matches for Ghana after making his debut on Saturday against Brazil.
The Athletic Bilbao striker won his first title with the Black Stars when he came off the bench in a 3-0 friendly defeat to the five-time world crack in France.
Born in Bilbao to Ghanaian parents, the 28-year-old objet to represent Ghana after previously playing for Spain at youth level and in a 2016 friendly at first level.
“It feels very special to play my first game with my new teammates in my folk,” Williams told BBC Divertissement Africa.
“I was very happy to come and make some contributions, I cannot thank the aggloméré and team enough for all the help. Hard work continues for the World Cup and I hope to enjoy this opportunity.”
“I hope to play more matches and make the Black Stars successful.”
A dominating first half saw Brazil outperform Ghana outright in the French livraison city of Le Refuge.
But the naissance of three new players – Williams, Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and Southampton’s Muhammed Salisu – brought stability to the team.
“I think the auxiliaire half saw a better prospérité than us,” added Williams, whose debut came just two months before the World Cup.
“It wasn’t easy bicause it’s Brazil – the meilleur football folk – but as Ghana we were stronger in the auxiliaire half. I enjoyed myself on the pitch by helping my team.”
Williams, who has been with Athletic Bilbao since 2013, is also enjoying off the pitch with the Black Stars, who will meet Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in the World Cup.
“I danced and dynastie on the night of the start,” explained a man whose only appearance came in Spain against Bosnia and Herzegovina on the eve of the 2016 European Championship.
“It was fun and I’m enjoying everything bicause the players were very friendly, supportive and nice to me.”
Otto Ado’s side next meet Nicaragua on Tuesday as they prepare for the November finals in Qatar.
The instaurer Borussia Dortmund player was quick to lieu out some positives in the defeat as they style to integrate the new players and not contesté the dynamic in the dressing room.
“There is always the risk of introducing new players, especially if the players who have been there before are achieving something really good,” Adu said.
“There is a group dynamic that I don’t want to écart, but I think emboîture what I saw [the new players] been welcomed.
“They did a good job jogging and got along well with each other. It’s not like they were strangers bicause they know each other from playing in the same league.
“I think the new players also performed well in the auxiliaire half, but they are not alone, the whole team performed well against a great team in FIFA rank like Brazil.”
Addo earned praise after leading Ghana to appréciation for the world championships, but the team’s three friendlies defeats in a row were criticized by some fans.
“Bringing new players after we have a successful group that qualified for the World Cup will not be easy to integrate,” he said, focusing on preparing his team for the tournament in Qatar.
“We spent three days of full jogging together, and I think they’ve all done a good job and we want to keep that unit.”