First Team 25/09/2019

Welbeck: “It’s Time To Knuckle Down”

Having scored his first goal for Watford on Tuesday evening, Danny Welbeck says he is now keen to push on and make an impact for the Hornets in the Premier League.

The England international was speaking with Troy Deeney and Emma Saunders on Added Time after the Carabao Cup win against Swansea City. 

“I want to be involved in matches more but I’ve got to take it slow,” he said.

“It’s been a long time since I’ve played a run of games. I’m just working hard behind the scenes and trying to get myself in the best shape possible.”

So far Welbeck has made two Premier League appearances from the bench and after completing his second 90 minutes of the season in the cup, he hopes his claim to start in the league has strengthened.

“I want to be out on the pitch, that’s why I came,” he said.

“I want to be playing football. I’m looking forward to it, so hopefully I’ll start playing more soon.”

The Hornets have struggled to pick up results so far in the league but the strength of the competition is no surprise to Welbeck.

“When you are in the Premier League you know every game is going to be tough and you have to give everything,” he said.

“The results haven’t been great for us but it’s something we’ve got to look back on and improve on.”

Welbeck has confidence in the quality the Hornets possess and having played for Manchester United and Arsenal, he knows the standard that is required in the Premier League. 

“I have seen the quality in the team and I know that we can definitely hurt the rest of the Premier League teams,” he said.

“Once we put performances together consistently and build upon that then we can definitely climb that table.”

The Hornets face Wolves and Sheffield United before the October international break and Welbeck is hoping the team can change their fortunes but knows the hard work that is needed. 

“In these tough times we’ve been going through you’ve got to knuckle down and work hard,” he said.

“You’re not going to shy away from it. That won’t take you anywhere, in any walk of life. So, it’s time to knuckle down and get going.”

First Team 25/09/2019

Highlights: Watford 2-1 Swansea City

Watch highlights from Watford's 2-1 win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup third round, courtesy of goals from Danny Welbeck and Roberto Pereyra.