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Diario Extra – 'I want to be champion in New Zealand too'

Diario Extra – 'I want to be champion in New Zealand too'


Justin Salas is already training at Wellington Phoenix

  • Salas during training with Wellington Phoenix

Yustin Salas left Saprissa and went to the other side of the world. The 27-year-old midfielder is already part of New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix club, where he made his debut against Western United this morning.

Wellington are the only New Zealand club to play in the Australian A-League.

Qatar 2024 World Cup winners are clear about their intentions in the maritime lands.

“I've been a three-time champion with Saprissa and I want to be a champion with Wellington Phoenix, that's my mindset. I can contribute a lot to the team,” said the national.

He also mentioned what he hopes to contribute to the top-ranked Wellington Phoenix team.

“I consider myself a fast and technical footballer who gives everything in training and games. Despite my height (1.73m), I am good aerially and tactically and I am persistent. “I am going to give my best and give my best to the team,” he said. He also said.

Salas pointed to the main factor that prompted him to leave Costa Rica: “I waited a long time for the opportunity to play outside my country. “I want to provide a better quality of life for my family.”

In addition, he defends the shirt worn by other Ticos footballers such as Carlos Hernandez, Marvin Angulo and Jean Carlo Solorzano.

“I know a lot of Ticos have played in the A-League, a couple of them for Phoenix. It's a very good and very competitive league. “Wellington is a good place,” he concluded.

Additional note

Despite having its own league, the ISPS Handa Premiership is semi-professional and the only possibility for New Zealand to have a fully professional team is to play in the Australian League, which is why Wellington Phoenix play in the Australian Championship.

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