Chris Hughton defends Inaki Williams’s goal drought
Despite playing seven games without a goal, Black Stars coach, Chris Hughton, believes Inaki Williams makes an invaluable contributions to the team that cannot be underestimated.
The coach said even though the Athletic Bilbao player was yet to hit the back of the net for the Black Stars, there was every justification for him to be part of the team because he was a good player who was playing in a top European league.
“What we know in Inaki is that he is a very good player, playing in a good team in a good League”, the coach said in an interview with the Ghanafa.org.
Inaki, 28, made his international debut for the Black Stars in a friendly against Brazil prior to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and has since gone on to play seven games without a goal but the Ghana gaffer believes the goals will come.
“I think with somebody like Inaki it’s not all about goals. He plays consistently for his team. But I think it’s his contribution in the game; he is a player that makes a lot of runs.
“He stretches the play a bit and sometimes it benefits other players. So I think as regards his goal scoring with us and the Black Stars, it will come but sometimes it doesn’t come as quick as what you want.
“What is more important for us is his contribution in the game and for the team that is the most important thing.