Neco Williams (Wrexham, 4-13-2001) was preparing to live an unforgettable day. Wales returned to a World Cup 64 years later!!! with the Nottingham Forest side as a starter. Not only that. The ‘dragons’ salvaged a point against the USA (1-1) thanks to the late goal by Gareth Bale from a penalty.
That is why the bitter tears of Neco Williams after the game drew attention, even more if possible. And it is that, what should be one of the happiest days of his life, had a bittersweet aftertaste.
“Yesterday I received the hardest news I have ever had to face.My mother told me that my grandfather had passed away.who has traveled the world watching me play since I started playing for Liverpool at the age of 6″, confessed Neco Williams.
“My grandfather never told me if I played well because he always insisted that I should be better every day. That’s why I’m here today, so I want to dedicate this match to him. I know that he will be watching me from up there and that he will be very proud of me,” continued the Nottingham side.
I want to dedicate this game to my grandfather. If I am here today it is because of him. You’ll be watching me proud from up there
Neco Williams ends with a request: “Please cherish those you have loved ones because you never know when they might be gone.”