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Joel Campbell: 'We knew we could win'
June 14th, 2014 11:55PM

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[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.

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"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."


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