“To get my first England goal in that way, obviously I’m really delighted and it’s a massive honour,” said Welbeck. “I’m just really looking to build on that performance and get more games under my belt and more goals. It’s something I’ve been waiting for for a long time. I’ve had a few caps under my belt and one or two starts. So, just to get the goal today, I’m really delighted. It’s still the same, me and Ashley playing together. We know each other’s games and obviously we’re training with each other day in and day out. So, it was really good to start up top with him.”
With Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two games, Welbeck has done his chances of starting against France no harm with a goal, as he competes with the likes of Andy Carroll and Jermaine Defoe.