Danny Welbeck admitted that our draw against West Ham was disappointing but these things happen in football… well that’s okay then.
Speaking after the 3-3 scoreline against the Hammers, the striker, who didn’t manage to personally make an impact on the game, echoed the sentiments of the manager. Although it’s not looking good, all we can do is concentrate on ourselves.
“I said before the game that we wanted to win the game, so it is points dropped,” he said.
“With the circumstances, going two up and then a goal behind, to get the equaliser was good. It was disappointing [not to win].
“Stuff happens in football that is hard to explain. It is just one of those things.
“We tried to [win]. It was difficult and they were threatening on the break as well. It was a difficult game for us.
“We just need to focus on ourselves and play the game that we want to. There is no point in us looking at other teams because we can’t affect them.”
Welbeck is yet another player to be pushed out in front of the media to peddle out the same excuses. Despite our previous two results against Everton and Watford, on Saturday we were back to our old tricks and managed to let what appeared to be a comfortable 2-0 lead slip. The Hammers even went 3-2 ahead just after the break and although we came back to draw 3-3, the whole affair was disappointing.
Welbeck has been decent since returning from 10 months on the sidelines through injury and it’s interesting – and by ‘interesting’ I mean painful – to think about where we might be if he had been fit for the entire season.