Neco Williams is a week away from reaching a huge milestone in his career. When Wales plays their opener against Switzerland, Williams is expected to take part. The 20-year-old right-back opened up to the LFC official site about what it means to him to get to represent his country in this massive tournament.
“I remember watching Euro 2016 like it was yesterday and every time I saw Wales score or win it gave me goose bumps,” said Williams. “I said to myself if I can keep progressing and improving as a player then I might earn myself a place in the squad for Euro 2020.
“It’s a big summer ahead. It’s a huge achievement. As a little kid you always dream to play in one of the biggest tournaments in the world. For me to fulfill that dream and get a place in the squad is a dream come true.”
Looking to spoil his big day will be Liverpool teammate Xherdan Shaqiri, who will be playing for his opponent. Also in group A with Wales and Switzerland is Ozan Kabak’s Turkey.
Williams and this team have a lot to live up to. In 2016, Wales made it all the way to the semi-final, only to lose to eventual tournament winners Portugal. They were welcomed home with an open top bus parade through the streets of Cardiff.