Welbeck eyes Sweden win
Danny Welbeck believes there is more to come from England in Euro 2012 after their performance against France.
By Soriebah Kajue
Last Updated: 14/06/12 7:33am
Danny Welbeck believes there is more to come from England in Euro 2012 after their encouraging performance against France.
The 21-year-old, who was making his first start in a tournament for his country, led the line as England claimed a 1-1.
It was a professional rather than a spectacular performance from Roy Hodgson's troops, but the Manchester United ace feels they will add some sparkle to their play.
"I was really excited to be in a major competition for England and obviously to make the start, I was really honoured," he told Sky Sports.
"I think it was a good start for us. We set our platform and we really want to build on that from now on - and I think we can improve a lot more."
At club level, the Manchester-born striker has enjoyed a breakthrough season at United, where he scored 12 goals.
And he believes that against Sweden it will be an open game which will lead to more goal scoring opportunities for England.
"Looking at it from a neutrals perspective it should be a good game to watch," he added. "Once the game gets opened up, there will be a few goal scoring opportunities getting carved out."
Jordan Henderson also made his tournament bow against France as he replaced Scott Parker for the final quarter of the game.
Parker played alongside skipper Steven Gerrard at the heart of the team but with both players now over 30, there are concerns if they can last the course of the tournament.
However, the former Sunderland youngster has dismissed those suggestions.
"I was delighted to get on but I think Stevie and Scotty did very well in there," he said.
"I think they are both fit enough to last a full game, but I was delighted to get on for the last 15 minutes. It was a great experience.
"I think it is crucial for the two centre-midfielders to be disciplined and start the attacks off, which I felt they both did very well, and hopefully they can do the same against Sweden."