England's Danny Welbeck honoured to be involved in Euro 2012 and talks squad hair-cuts
England striker Danny Welbeck has revealed that a lifetime spent dreaming of playing for his country has banished any nerves during Euro 2012.
Welbeck scored the winner in the last warm-up game against Belgium and then led the line courageously in the 1-1 draw with France on Monday and the Manchester United star has revealed it was a dream come true.
"I was really excited to be involved in major competition and to start, I was really honoured," said Welbeck.
"I think it was a good start and we want to build on that platform and I think we can really improve a lot more.
"We don't see it as a challenge, when we come out here, we want to play. We don't want to see it as a challenge that is too big for us.
"This is the challenge that we have wanted since we were taken on as schoolboys."
The heat and humidity in Poland and Ukraine is one issue that the players in the camp have had to get used to, but some expert medical advice and some in-house haircuts have let the Three Lions keep cool
"The heat will take it out of you, it was difficult on Monday, but once we got into it, it was cooler and the second and third games are later and that will benefit us," added Welbeck.
"We have a great medical team who tell us to keep hydrated so we have great advice all through the tournament
"We also had a barber come in and set up in Ashley Young's room, so there were quiet a few staff and players involved."
One player who appeared on Tuesday to have had a drastic haircut in preparation for his start to the tournament against Ukraine next Tuesday is Wayne Rooney, and his United team-mate revealed he is champing at the bit to fire England to glory
"We all know Wayne's passion for football," said Welbeck. "He is itching to play and it will be better for us when the suspension is gone and he can play against Ukraine."