La Liga’s Williams Eyes Breakout at International Stage


Athletic Bilbao’s Nico Williams could be poised for a breakout on the international stage. Often linked with a move away, this tournament might be his springboard.

Primarily a left-winger, Williams embodies the modern trend of cutting inside onto his strong foot. However, his ambidexterity allows him to be a threat on the outside too, evidenced by his numerous assists from byline runs this season.

Unpredictability is his weapon. Searing pace, refined technique, and the ability to beat defenders make him a different kind of outlet for Spain, a team known for intricate midfield play. But Williams is more explosive.

His creative prowess is undeniable. At just 21, he led La Liga in open-play assists during the 2023-24 season (10), silencing doubts about young wingers’ finishing.