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Welbeck hails England win

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 16 Jun 2012

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Danny Welbeck has praised the depth of England’s squad and attacking intent following their 3-2 win over Sweden in Kiev on Friday night.

The 21-year-old striker scored the winner with a sublime flicked finish, but lamented the fact that England conceded twice after starting the second half of the Euro 2012 clash slowly.

He also singled out substitute Theo Walcott for praise, whose late cameo resulted in a goal for himself and an assist for Welbeck’s winner.

“We all know the ability Theo has for the team and spread all across the squad, so whoever comes on we know can make a difference,” he said.

“I’m happy with the finish and to get three points for the team, but I’m quite disappointed to let two goals in at the start of the second half.”

Welbeck also heaped praise on the team spirit of the England camp, insisting that the side never stopped believing, even after conceding two in quick succession.

“It was a game of two halves, but we stuck together and the team spirit shone,” he said.

“It’s going to be better for us if we get the three points in every single game, and that is what we try to do.

“When we went behind we still had the belief there, we stuck together and as I said before our team spirit shone through.”

With a win against the Swedes, England need only a point against Ukraine to guarantee a quarter-final place – but Welbeck hopes that England won’t abandon their new-found attacking style with a cautious approach on Tuesday.

“We’ll get back to Poland. Sit down, have a recovery and then our attention turns to Ukraine. We’ll sit down, get the analysis sorted and go from there, trying to get the three points,” he said.

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