Danny Welbeck admits it’s playing in games that will help him find his best form after opening his Albion account in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Welbeck made it nine goals for three different clubs in nine games against Villa on Saturday five days shy of his 30th birthday.
And he says there is a lot more to come from him, hopefully starting on Saturday against champions Liverpool at the Amex.
“It has been pretty easy to settle in but I didn’t have any games in my pre-season. You can do a lot of training but it’s playing matches which is going to benefit me the most. Getting another 90 minutes on Saturday was massive for me personally. It’s something I can build on and I feel really positive at the moment.
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“I am feeling fitter and stronger each week and I know my match sharpness will get better so there is plenty more to come, I have felt good in every training session. I love putting in the hard work on the pitch with the boys.”
Welbeck praised Adam Lallana for his part in the goal which put Albion in front against Villa. “You know Adam, with his vision he can always play a pass through like that. I took a good touch and once I got close to goal I knew what I was going to do and the decision [to chip the goalkeeper] was the right one.
“As for the game, we probably didn’t take advantage of the opportunities we had, especially in the first half. We know we can do better in certain situations but it was important to get three points. It’s Liverpool next which is a good challenge for us and I always look forward to playing against the bigger teams.”