Arsenal loanee Joel Campbell has given an exclusive interview on Thursday talking about the next international games for Costa Rica.
The exclusive interview was given to Sports by Campbell, a website owned by… Joel Campbell.
At least it’s not the player who interviewed himself, as the article is credited to Luis Carlos Brenes. But the questions were pretty much asking what he expects for the matches against Trinidad and Tobago and United States.
“I come to the national team happy and motivated as always, wanting to do things well and start the hexagonal (we’ll explain later) in a good way. To take the first step to the dream we all want.”
“I’m happy, I work well at Sporting, and in the national team I give more than 100% to help the team and give joy to everyone. I hope to be able to contribute and that we achieve the six points and give the first blow.”
Asked about what will be the key to qualification, he said: “Be focused, doing what the manager asks us and take advantage of every option that we have. Keep the order we’ve had in the last few games.”
After a group stage, Costa Rica have qualified for an hexagonal where the six teams play between themselves. Three get a straight World Cup spot, and the fourth place goes to a playoff stage against a team from the Asian Football Confederation.
Campbell is still to score in a 2018 World Cup Qualifiers match. For Sporting, he has three goals and one assist after ten appearances, and is slowly having chances to get a place in the starting team.
Sporting have worked hard to get the Arsenal owned player into good form, which can only be good news for Arsene Wenger, whether he decides to take Campbell back, or sell him.