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On loan from Arsenal, Joel Campbell feels he has 'more to give' Villarreal

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The Costa Rican forward believes he can contribute more towards a strong finish in La Liga.

22-year-old Joel Campbell has many reasons to perform well over the coming weeks. Having started the 2013-14 season with Arsenal, making just three starts among 10 appearances for the Gunners, he was shipped out on loan to Villarreal in the January transfer window.

Keen to ensure Villarreal see the best of what he has to offer during the nine remaining games of the campaign in La Liga, at a press call on Wednesday (via the official club website), Campbell insisted: "I still have more to give. I'm very critical of myself and I'll be trying to give the best I have, to help the team in every way I can, during these final games."

The creditable draw earned away at Valencia over the weekend keeps Villarreal sixth in La Liga. Finishing there would guarantee the Yellow Submarine a return to the Europa League next season, but even though his team are eight points behind fifth-placed Sevilla and 11 behind Valencia among the Champions League positions, Campbell believes his current team can still push higher.

"What matters is holding on to sixth place, but I believe we have to be ambitious and not give up on finishing higher. Our sensations were good at the Mestalla, because we managed a draw at a very difficult place," he explained.

Scoring goals has been difficult for Villarreal of late, as well as for Campbell himself, who hasn't hit the back of the net since joining on loan from Arsenal. However, he suggested: "What matters is creating the scoring chances, after that, we have to take those chances. I'm sure the goals will come."

Campbell has started eight games in La Liga since his move to El Madrigal, but playing the full 90 minutes for just two of those, hasn't managed to contribute a great deal offensively, with neither goals nor assists.

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