Joel Campbell spoke recently about his current success in the first team.

The forward found it hard to break into the first team and ended up getting loaned out several times since signing for us in 2011. However, ‘thanks’ to injuries to the Ox and Theo, Campbell got the chance to show what he was made of and boy, did he not disappoint.

The Costa Rican is now a regular starter and has scored three goals for us this season. His work rate is admirable and it’s clear he’s grateful to be given the chance to shine.

Speaking recently, he said, “The truth is that I am just doing my job. I’m trying to give my best for the team and taking my opportunities. Thank God things are going well.

“I just see myself as another member of the team. Neither more nor less than the rest of my team-mates. Football is like that.”

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Arsenal’s Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell celebrates scoring their first goal during the English FA Cup third-round football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 9, 2016. AFP PHOTO / GLYK KIRK RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / AFP / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s nice to see that he’s humble despite his recent success. The 23-year-old probably feels as if his patience has paid off, considering he almost left last summer. However, if he keeps a level head on his shoulders and continues to perform the way he has been, there’s no reason why he can’t get better and better.