"Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry. That's the beauty of the sport."

There are times when you look at a striker’s stats, and are able to build a judgement on them. If they’ve scored quite a few goals in a decent amount of games, they’re deemed as ‘quality’ players. If, like Joel Campbell, they don’t have ‘stand-out’ stats that you look for in a striker, some will look at him and think he’s not that good. Well, that’s where the cliché, ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, comes in.

With only two goals and one assist to his name this season, Joel Campbell hasn’t been a prolific ‘striker’, so to speak. An outstanding goal, candidate for Betis’ goal of the season, against Depor has easily been his best solo moment for Betis. But, what Campbell brings to a team like Betis isn’t just goals; especially when he hasn’t even been deployed in that centre-forward position. Betis’ manager, Pepe Mel,  has used the Costa…

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