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Welbeck: Wanting to win is ingrained in me

The striker heads into every match believing Albion can take three points.

By Charlie Hanson • 26 December 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Welbeck has two goals to his name in an Albion shirt so far this season.

Playing the game and not the occasion is a motto that still holds true for Danny Welbeck. 

It was instilled in him at Manchester United's academy and the 30-year-old says it is still relevant now. 

“Being at Manchester United as a boy we always use to say play the game, not the occasion. We always had that pressure of wanting to win – that was ingrained in me. So there is always that pressure within myself.”

It will be exactly the same on Sunday when Albion head to West Ham United. “It’s 11v 11 and wanting to get three points and that’s how it will always be for me.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Welbeck volleys in against Sheffield United.

The striker scored his second goal for the club in last Sunday's 1-1 draw against Sheffield United  and he is keen to keep that momentum building.

“I have missed a lot of football with unfortunate injuries so for me to be back on the pitch and getting those minutes in and scoring goals feels good. That is what I want to do for the rest of the season.

“It has been a while since I have felt as fit and strong. I have got to make sure I am recovering well going into the games and in the best condition possible. I am feeling good and there is a lot more to come from me.”

Welbeck says he enjoys working under Graham Potter.

“He's a very tactical coach and you know how he wants his team to play. All the lads believe in it and once he gives us the blue print we go out on the pitch to try and deliver it. I am really enjoying it.”

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