Joel Campbell: 'We knew we'd beat Uruguay'

Joel Campbell of Costa Rica celebrates scoring his team's first goal with the ball under his jersey as teammates Oscar Duarte and Michael Umana run on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at Castelao on June 1
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Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell claims that he was not surprised to see his side beat Uruguay as the team knew they were going to win.

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell has claimed that he knew that his side would beat Uruguay, despite trailing 1-0 at half time.

Costa Rica came from behind to earn a shock 3-1 victory over Uruguay on Saturday, with three second-half goals coming from Campbell, Oscar Duarte and Marco Urena.

Uruguay were expected to claim all three points in the opening game of Group D, but Arsenal striker Campbell insisted that the win was no surprise for him and his teammates.

"It wasn't a surprise for us," Campbell told "We came here to win. We wanted the points and we went for them.

"Despite the fact that they were winning 1-0 we stayed positive. We knew that we were going to win.

"We never thought about losing and thank God we got the result."

Costa Rica will be hoping to maintain their form for the game against Italy on Friday.

Costa Rica's forward Marco Urena celebrates after scoring during a Group D football match between Uruguay and Costa Rica at the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 14, 2014
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