Nico Williams Shares Touching Message From Brother Inaki After UEFA Euro Display Against Italy

Nico Williams Shares Touching Message From Brother Inaki After UEFA Euro Display Against Italy

Ero Samson
updated at June 21, 2024 at 10:04 AM
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  • Nico Williams was the Player of the Match, as Spain secured a crucial victory in the UEFA Euro fixture against Italy
  • The fleet-footed Athletic Club forward was a constant threat on the left side of attack for Luis de la Fuente’s side
  • The Athletic academy graduate has disclosed the message he received from his brother after his performance against Italy

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Nico Williams was one of the standout players of the night, as Spain claimed a crucial victory in their UEFA Euro group stage clash against Italy.

The 21-year-old was involved in the majority of La Roja’s attacks as they kept their quest for Euro success alive, sealing qualification for the next round.

The Athletic Club forward proved his mettle, as he constantly terrorised Napoli defender, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, on the left side, and only a few would have been surprised when he was awarded the Player of the Match (POTM) award.

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Nico Williams poses for a photo with his Player of the Match trophy after the UEFA EURO 2024 match between Spain and Italy at Arena Auf Schalke on June 20, 2024. Image: Matt McNulty.
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However, in the aftermath of the crucial fixture that ended in a win for the Spanish side, the fleet-footed forward disclosed a touching message he received from his brother, Iñaki Williams.

Nico discloses emotional message from Inaki

Speaking to the media after receiving his POTM award, the 21-year-old disclosed that one of the first messages he received was from his brother.

When asked about the content of the message, the Athletic star, as captured by Football Espana, disclosed:

“I am very happy. As soon as I picked up my phone, I saw a message from him. He sent me a voice message, and he told me that I have taken the Williams surname around the world of football.”

Inaki himself also took to social media to share a message about his brother in Spanish, which translates to "Pure Cinema, Jr. Starboy."

Nico's stock continues to rise, and a summer transfer from Athletic is not ruled out, especially considering the flurry of elite clubs queuing up for his signature.

Fans praise Nico Williams

Sports Brief in another report stated fans have taken to social media to praise Williams following his display against Italy.

The 21-year-old was a major character in La Roja’s victory against the 2021 Euro champions.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).