As one of our only attacking back-up players at the moment, it’d be good for us if Joel Campbell could find the target while away on international duty.
However, it’s been 18 games since the Arsenal man notched a goal for his country, and in 44 appearances since netting against Uruguay in the World Cup he’s got just one goal to his name – a close range effort for Villarreal during his loan spell there last season.
Quizzed by local journalists during the international break as to whether he saw himself as a goalscorer or a creative outlet, he said, “I think I’m both. I know it’s been many games with scoring, but this doesn’t put pressure on me, although obviously I’m always thinking about scoring.
“Although I’m not in my best form, I always give 100% on the pitch. I always try to give assists, to help my teammates and to fight for every ball.”
He admits to going through a low point his career, but says some days go for you, some days don’t. In the absence of Danny Welbeck, Campbell will remain part of the squad, but it unless he can make something of the admittedly occasional chances he’s given, he’s like to find himself further on the fringes when the England man returns.