He has featured in only one game for the Spain national team in a friendly against Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016.
Spain has overlooked Williams, who was born in Bilbao since then, but he is still dreaming of more caps with Luis Enrique’s side.
“I’m grateful to where I grew and became who I am,” he told the Guardian Sport. “Ghana tried to convince me, but I was born in Spain, in Bilbao.
“I won’t ever forget my family roots, but I feel Basque and can’t con anyone. I would be comfortable with Ghana, I’m sure, but I shouldn’t be there.”
He also revealed his mum talked to him about how football is loved in Ghana and what it comes with.
“And my mum knows how people live football there: it’s quite something, and she’d be worried about me.
“When my mum’s angry, she swears at us in Ghanaian, but we speak Spanish. When my parents came, it was English, but we lost that. I could have a conversation in English but it’s not fluent now.
“When my grandparents call, I speak to them in Twi. I admire and love Ghana, the culture, food, tradition.
“My parents are from Accra and I really enjoy going. But I wasn’t born or raised there. My culture’s here, and there are players for whom it would mean more.
“I don’t think it would be right to take the place of someone who really deserves to go and who feels Ghana 100%.”
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