Walcott impressed by Welbeck strike

Arsenal's Theo Walcott has praised fellow England goal-scorer Danny Welbeck for not being overawed by the pressure of playing at Euro 2012.

Football News: Sweden vs England

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

After England's defensive performance against France in their Group D opener for Euro 2012, observers doubted the team's ability to hammer in the goals required to take them to the knock-out stages. The Three Lions silenced their critics by putting three goals past Sweden, thanks to Andy Carroll, Welbeck and Walcott.

Although the Arsenal player had a hand in Welbeck's winner, he shared with The Telegraph that he was impressed with how well the young striker grabbed the opportunity presented to him.

"That chance was massive, but Danny made it look easy, it was class, probably one of the best goals at this tournament and I am not just saying that because he's my friend," Walcott stated.

"That goal had everything and shows that, despite being at such a young age he can do the business."

Walcott's strike was also nothing short of spectacular, fooling opposition goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson with a bamboozling shot from distance. The winger admitted he was surprised by his goal, and he hinted that there might be more of the same in future.

"I have finally got that scoring monkey off my back, but I surprised myself, I thought the shot took a deflection which is why my celebration was a little bit odd, but I've seen it again and it didn't," Walcott said.

"I didn't know I had that sort of 'Ronaldo dip' in me. I should try it more often."



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