Joel Campbell back for Betis

Real Betis forward Joel Campbell has confirmed he is available to make his return to first-team action after four months out.

The Costa Rican international has been side-lined with ankle and hamstring injuries, restricting him to just three league appearances since he joined Los Verdiblancos on loan from Arsenal.

“I’m fine, it’s the decision of the Coach as to whether or not I’m included in the squad,” Campbell told Radio Marca Sevilla.

“I’m training with all my teammates and at the same level, so if Setien likes what he sees in training then maybe I will be in the squad.

“I have not played for a long time and I must go step by step, to keep working hard and not to become frustrated.

“My idea is to stay here for many years but those decisions are not mine, I have been lucky enough to enjoy lots of different clubs and leagues but I like it here.

“We want to remain as high as possible in the table and aim for a European spot – we are a great club who deserve to be at that level.

“We must keep working with the Coach’s philosophy and aim to keep improving, but I believe we are on the right path.”

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