Welbeck: No regrets over choosing England

Tue, 12 Jun 18:18:39 2012

Striker Danny Welbeck has no regrets about choosing to play for England ahead of Ghana as he prepares to participate in his first major tournament at Euro 2012.

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."


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  1. How i wished Ghana could have added United's­ Welberk, City's Mad Balotelli and Arsenal's­ Frimpong to thier squad. Never mind, Ghana already have­ top star players.

    From victor, on Wed 13 Jun 0:08
  2. He is a currently a good player but has the potential­ along with other like oxlade to become brilliant­ players. Welbeck has a good touch and is good at­ finishing he brings more to the manu squad than others­ such as hernandez. Welbeck has good movement links well­ with other players and i said a a great first touch­ with good skill. Excellent player to be honest

    From narup, on Tue 12 Jun 21:59
  3. Agree with one, I am UTD, but this kid is totally­ over-rated.. i hope he proves me wrong ]

    From JONATHAN, on Tue 12 Jun 21:25
  4. ermmmmmmm, is that why sunderland wanted him, but SAF­ turned them down, saying his future is at OT he could­ have offloaded him but chose not to. he has the­ potential to become a top class striker, he is a­ footballer not just a centre forward, and thats what­ makes him such a good prospect for the future

    From dave, on Tue 12 Jun 19:24
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    He might have no regrets but I bet most England fans do­ after watching him. Even ones inside the MUFC set up­ don't rate him. Sir Alex will sell him soon enough­ as he's just not up to standard.

    From ADRIAN, on Tue 12 Jun 18:36
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