Graham Potter calls out ‘breath of fresh air’ Danny Welbeck after striker scored his first goal for Brighton in 2-1 win against Aston Villa and insists ‘there is definitely more to come’ from the former Arsenal man
- Danny Welbeck scored his first goal for Brighton in their 2–1 win over Aston Villa
- The striker opened his account in his first 90 minutes since signing last month
- Graham Potter called him “relief” and says there is more to come
Brighton boss Graham Potter insists more is coming from Danny Welbeck after the striker scored his first goal for the club at Aston Villa.
Welbeck, who joined Albion for free last month after leaving Watford, opened the scoring after 12 minutes at Villa Park on Saturday to help Potter’s men on their way to a 2-1 victory.
Adam Lallana sent Welbeck clear with a neat through pass, but the former England forward still had plenty to do: he carried the ball half the length of the field before keeping his cool to calmly lift his shot over former Arsenal teammate Emiliano Martinez. .
Danny Welbeck has been hailed as a ‘breath of fresh air’ after scoring his first goal for Brighton
The former Arsenal forward scored the opening goal in his side’s 2-1 win against Aston Villa
It was only Welbeck’s third appearance for the club, and his second start, and Potter is pleased with what he’s seen.
Danny Welbeck was fantastic. Obviously he influenced the game well and took his aim well. He had a long way to go, and it was a great finish. I’m really happy for Danny that he scored, ”Potter said.
He joined the team and was incredibly out of possession. He defended when he had to and he also brought his personality, so I’m very happy for him.
Manager Graham Potter insisted that there is ‘definitely more to come’ from the former Arsenal man
“That’s his first full 90 minutes, so there’s definitely more to come from him. But he influenced the game very well and I am very happy for him and the team.
‘I just think he looks like he’s enjoying his football. He’s been doing that since he got here. He has been a relief to us. The guys have responded to him very well, he has responded to the boys and he looks like he is enjoying his football. ‘
Villa has now lost all three home games since Premier League champions Liverpool’s emphatic 7-2 defeat in early October.
The 29-year-old carried the ball half the length of the field before throwing the ball over the goalkeeper
“We’ve already conceded too many goals at home,” said Villa boss Dean Smith. ‘The Southampton game was a freak game. The only team that deserves to beat us is Leeds. We should never have lost (against Brighton) and we should be better at home.
“We only play on Monday, but it’s not a nice feeling to get away from a game – where you know you should have had something – with nothing.”