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Nico Williams: Spain U-17 coach tips Bilbao youngster for greatness

Head coach of the Spain male U-17s, David Gordo has tipped young international of Liberian and Ghanaian descent, Nicholas  Williams for greatness at Atletic Bilbao.

The 17-year-old has been promoted to Bilbao’s second team for the 2020/21 season after impressing at the lower ranks.

Nicholas has been tipped for a dream pair with elder brother, Inaki at Bilbao’s attack in the near future.

David Gordo has analyzed the attackers and what they could both contribute to the offensive set up of Bilbao if they played together in the rojiblanco first team.

“It would be a very good couple,” said David Gordo in an interview with the newspaper As. Goals.

“Athletic’s style of play would do them a lot of good,” added the coach, who knows Nico Williams very well, having coached him in the Red’s lower ranks.

Questioned about what type of player Nicholas Williams is, David Gordo only had good words about the youngster.

“He is very powerful, with a speed to do a lot of damage to rivals.

“He has a good physical characteristics which is very similar to his brother and then technically not bad at all.

“He is 17 years old and must continue to improve, but I promise him a great future,” he explained.

The Spain U-17 coach further admits that Nicolas Williams is one of the brightest spots among a generation of great youngsters.

“The little Williams is one of the highlights of a “very good” generation.

“It is not good to mention individual names because it is a collective sport, but we had a very complete team on all lines.

“Very good goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders or forwards.

“To give names, we have Carlos playing in Second B with Sevilla,Nico at Athletic, Jesús Vázquez playing the Youth League for two seasons.I could make a list of 15-20 high-level players,” explained David Gordo.