Joel Campbell happy to deal with pressure at World Cup

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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Joel Campbell insists that he is not feeling the pressure of playing for Costa Rica at the World Cup.

Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell has insisted that playing with the pressure that comes at the World Cup does not have an impact on his performances.

Campbell has played a key role in leading the underdogs to the quarter-finals in Brazil, and he believes that playing on the biggest stage is bringing out the best in him.

"This is a new level for me," the Arsenal forward, who is expected to be included in Arsene Wenger's plans for the first time next season, told FIFA.com.

"This is the World Cup and there's nothing bigger. I want to perform here. I want to score goals and help the team any way I can. Just because I'm young doesn't mean less is expected of me."

Costa Rica take on the Netherlands in Salvador on Saturday night.

Who will advance from the Netherlands-Costa Rica World Cup quarter-final?

Netherlands
Costa Rica
Netherlands
48.1%
Costa Rica
51.9%
Netherlands' forward Robin van Persie celebrates after scoring during a Group B football match between Spain and the Netherlands at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 13, 2014
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