Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Joel Campbell: 'We knew we could win'
June 14th, 2014 11:55PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  costa rica, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[WORLD CUP REACTION: Saturday] Costa Rica star Joel Campbell was not surprised with the Ticos' comeback win over Uruguay. Nor was his coach, Colombian Jorge Pinto, after the stunning 3-1 victory in Fortaleza.

World Cup Today: Saturday
World Cup Today: Friday
World Cup Today: Thursday

"Right from the start," said Campbell, who scored the tying goal, "we knew we could win. We have a very strong mentality and even when we were losing our heads didn't drop. We've got two more games and we hope to get good results to see us into the last 16.”

Pinto credited his players with keeping their wits after falling behind on a penalty kick midway through the first half.

"They were composed, stuck to their game and played with a lot of heart," he said. "It's an important win for us and it gives us hope, though we haven't won anything yet."

England coach Roy Hodgson after 2-1 loss to Italy:

“Even when they got back to 2-1, I thought we would get back into it. I thought that was the best I’d seen the team play. I suppose you have to bite the bullet today and accept we played well. I thought we came to terms with it much better in the second half.

"We are a positive team who do not sit back and we left one or two opportunities for them, but we had chances to score. Our final ball was disappointing and we are better than that, but we are a young team and this is a first World Cup for two thirds of the team and it is something we will improve upon going forward. It isn’t a perfect start, but we don’t live in a perfect world."


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Thursday] Seyi Adekoya teamed up with fellow freshman Chase Gasper to break a 1-1 tie ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"None of this is personal. Some things could have been phrased differently because the actual opinions ...
AEG antes up at StubHub Center    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The LA Galaxy's owner, AEG, will invest over $15 million to improve facilities and ...
Another MLS flop in Central America    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Two days after the Portland Timbers, needing as little as a one-goal loss ...
Western Conference heavyweights square off    
[MLS: Three Games to Watch] Though only one playoff slot is yet to be determined between ...
Three players suspended for season finales    
[MLS DISCIPLINE] The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced Thursday three suspensions stemming from incidents occurring in matches ...
U.S. under-18 men's national team roster    
[CARSON CAMP] Head coach Javier Perez named a 36-player roster for the U.S. under-18 men's national ...
Cuellar stakes rebuilding work on qualifying    
[SCOUTING REPORT: Mexico] Four years ago in the semifinals of the Concacaf Women's Championship, Mexico beat ...
What They're Saying: Dunga    
"We suggest things so that there's a better atmosphere. We explained it to players and we ...
A horrible, hilarious PK miss     
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] You really must watch this botched penalty kick several times to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives