Welbeck: We can achieve more special moments

Striker extended contract with Albion on Thursday.

By Bruce Talbot • 15 May 2024

By Paul Hazlewood
Roberto De Zerbi and Danny Welbeck after the striker extended his stay with the club for another two years.

Danny Welbeck is confident Albion can achieve ‘more special moments’ after signing his new two-year contract with the club, but first he has targeted a strong finish to the season.

The 33-year-old striker has been with Albion since 2020 and scored 25 goals and provided eight assists in 123 appearances.

“First and foremost, we want to finish this season as strongly as possible,” he said. “Next season we’re not in European competition so we will focus on the domestic cups and the Premier League, which gives us a bit more leeway in terms of recovery and that extra time gelling together as a squad.

By Paul Hazlewood
Danny Welbeck has made 123 appearances in his Albion career so far.

“A couple more key acquisitions for the squad will help us push on next season and I am pretty sure we can achieve some more special moments.”

Welbeck is proud of the part he has played in Albion’s progression since he signed for the club after spells in the Premier League with Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford.

“I’ve had an amazing time. Each season has been special, and we’ve progressed every year. This season has been very difficult with the Europa League commitments. The fixture list has been different, but it’s been a great step. We’ve lost some good players and key players have been injured so it’s been difficult, but we shouldn’t underestimate the hard work we’ve put in and where we’ve come from.

By Paul Hazlewood
The striker has four Premier League goals so far this campaign.

“I am really pleased to carry on the journey, to keep pushing myself and the club as far as we can go.”

Roberto De Zerbi has regularly referenced Welbeck when he has spoken about the influence of the experienced players in his dressing room.

“I’ve been able to have conversations with some of the younger lands and give a bit of advice to get them through any tough periods they’re facing. We’ve got some great senior members of the squad and, mixing that with the youth, hopefully that can produce special things in future.”