Costa Rica happened to have the role of prey to predator because it is seen from a different perspective.
When “The Sele” arrived a week ago to Santos, the foreign press was walking on the street and not only the Brazilians showed a marked interest.
Now it’s the opposite. Simply walking with a red shirt on the streets and someone recognizes immediately that this is that selection that ended in the Uruguayan debut.
“Very good game; a great surprise, Costa Rica 3-Uruguay 1, Good luck against Italy, “are part of the phrases that come out of the ordinary citizen waiter portrayed in a restaurant, a seller of magazines and newspapers, and taxi driver.
The tricolor effect is not there. Yesterday the first training squadron country had increased the inflow of foreign press, as there are Italian media following the footsteps of the men of Jorge Luis Pinto, and interest declared to figure of Joel Campbell is huge.
“What story behind Campbell,” asked Al Massimo Uglioni Day, Sky Italia and journalist who witnessed the practice of the Mayor.
“Italy is the favorite, but in football everything can happen,” attested Alessandra Bacci, a reporter for the Italian daily La Gazzetta recognized Dello Sport.
“It was a surprise victory for the world, that we understand,” said Paulo Wanchope, regarding the aftermath that caused the first win of the Sele in the World.
Keylor Navas goalkeeper explained that internally in the selection is clear that the environment changed, but I could not ignore remaining two games.
“On Saturday we enjoyed it a lot, but that’s over. We are now focused on Italy and win that game, “he said.
For the defender Roy Miller, “we are calm and we are aware that there are two tough opponents. We gain nothing if you only win the first game and loose the other two. ”
By La Nación