When Welbeck was forced off with a hamstring injury in the match at Spurs back in October – just when he was settling nicely into this Watford team – moments like tonight would have felt far away.
But the striker was determined to get back to full fitness as soon as possible to help the team out and now wants to ensure he plays a key role in this survival challenge.
“It was a low moment, it’s one that’s gone now and it’s behind me,” he said.
“Now I want to focus on the remaining games, give it my all and make an impact as I did today. I’m looking forward to it and relishing the challenge.
“Obviously, those times are difficult, but you’ve got to keep the faith and make sure you keep your head and know there’s better times to come.
“Going into the next game in a few days, we have to prepare right mentally, tactically and physically. We’ll get the recovery in and then we’ll go again, and we’re looking forward to that game on Saturday.”