Manchester born Welbeck has Ghanian parents but believes it was a "natural progression" for him to move into the senior England squad after playing at various youth levels.
That faith has been justified and at the weekend Welbeck scored his first senior England goal against Belgium in the final warm-up international at Wembley before the Euros get under way
Welbeck said: "It (the chance to play for Ghana) was basically when I was 14. But I'd been playing for England at Under-16s so felt it was a natural progression to move up into the senior squad.
"I played for England at Under-16s, 17s, 18s, 19s, 21s and it was so natural for me to make that move into the senior squad and I was delighted when I did that.
"Now to get that first goal for England is something I've been looking forward to since I was a little kid. I'm looking to build on that and get more goals under my belt and more caps as well."