The coach published the list of 23 that will go to the World Cup in Russia and these are the variants he has for the offensive, the weakest line.
Costa Rica will travel to Russia with the mission of trying to repeat the success harvested in Brazil four years ago. The task will not be easy but the coach Óscar Ramírez has called experienced players, who have known each other for years and who perform at great level with the national shirt.
At the tip of the attack the tico team usually has certain problems. There is a clear reference in the area, a finalizer that ensures goals. You have the options that the technician will have.
The speedy player of 25 years (he will turn 26 in Russia), has only played at Betis throughout the campaign but has the confidence of Ramirez and has been called. He is a player who, when enjoying opportunities, is able to make a difference with his imbalance and can play both at the point of attack and on the flanks. Last season he did accumulate more minutes at Sporting de Portugal but this time he will arrive avidly on occasions to display his game.
In the qualifying phase, he took part in seven games as a starter and five as substitutes. It was, however, a fundamental piece. He only made two goals and both were in the 4-0 win against the United States.
The striker born in San Jose does not go through his best form at club level despite having the confidence of Bob Bradley in Los Angeles FC. He has played seven games as a starter and has not yet seen the door in the current MLS campaign. In the past, in San Jose Earthquake, in 26 games, he only scored five goals.
Ramirez has him for his fight in the area and his certain opportunism in the face of the goal. In the CONCACAF phase towards Russia he scored four goals and was the top scorer with Bolaños.
The 29-year-old forward returned to local football to be part of Deportivo Saprissa, with the clear intention of achieving regularity and ensuring the call of the coach, as has happened. However, the numbers in the football giant have not been good. In 24 games, only five goals. Far from the figures he left in his last campaign in Alajuelense in 2015.
The great novelty in the offensive part of the Costa Rican national team, although its numbers are not surprising. At 33 he will have the chance to make his debut in a World Cup. Deserved prize to the second youth who lives in the last two seasons with Saprissa. In the past he scored 18 goals and in the present 13.
In the qualifying phase he only accumulated 35 minutes in two games as a substitute against Honduras and Mexico. It will be very difficult for him to sneak into the starting lineup, but being on the final list has already caused his tears.