Danny Welbeck says his happiness at Albion was a key factor in signing a new one-year contract with the club.
Initially joining on a one-year deal in October 2020, the 30-year-old went on to make 24 Premier League appearances, scoring six times, as well as laying on three assists.
The former Manchester United and Arsenal man settled in quickly to the Albion squad, and is pleased to see his time on the south coast continue.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far – happiness is key. Being at a club where I am really enjoying playing my football, playing under the manager, his style of play and the good people around the club, it just feels right.
“I’ve got the foundation now, that understanding of the group. You come to a new club and you’re learning about how things work, where you can fit in and what you need do to impact games. We developed that towards the back end of the season and I want to be pushing on and giving much, much more.
“It’s important to feel appreciated and feel settled. Once you’re happy you can focus on doing your work, making sure you’re ready for training and games. Everything builds from there and it’s a good platform to start.”
Welbeck is also looking forward to the prospect of a return of supporters for the start of the 2021/22 season.
“We didn’t get to see much of the supporters last season so that was disappointing. But hopefully we will have the fans back in the stadium next season and that will be a huge plus. There’s not much you can really do when you’re in different tiers and lockdown.
“When I go for a walk in the park, the fans always give me well wishes. I am looking forward to seeing happy faces back at the Amex. We want to get the stadium rocking and feeling that atmosphere. I bet the fans can’t wait to get back properly.”