November 25, 2020

Brighton need consistency ―Balogun

August 22, 2018
Leon Balogun
Balogun wins an aearial ball during last Sunday's Premier League clash with Manchester United.

Nigerian international Leon Balogun has called for consistency from Brighton and Hove Albion after a shocking win over Manchester United last Sunday in the Premier League.

On the back of their opening 2018-19 Premier League defeat to Watford, the Seagulls bounced back with a stunning 3-2 victory over Jose Mourinho’s men at the Amex Stadium.

Impressed by the performance, the Nigeria international has charged ‎Chris Hughton’s men to continue with the form.

“It’s an amazing way to get our first win of the season – we’ve set the bar really high now and we showed a great reaction from the Watford defeat,” Balogun told the club’s official website.

“This is the level we always want to achieve consistently, and it was a great afternoon for me.

“It’s too early to make predictions, we’ve had one good game and one bad game and still have some aspects to improve – it’s about consistency and if we can perform like we have on Sunday, then it will be a strong season.”

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The former Mainz 05 defender made his Premier League debut in the encounter when he replaced Lewis Dunk with just 20 minutes played and he insisted that it was not difficult for him to settle into the game.

“Psychologically it wasn’t the biggest challenge for me because I’m 30-years old and have a lot of experience in the game,” Balogun who featured at the just-ended 2018 World Cup in Russia stated.

“The biggest thing was adapting to the style of play within the side, because I came back in quite late after the World Cup during the summer.

“It’s different in competitive matches, in the first goal Romelu Lukaku was my man and I didn’t pick him up during the second phase of play – the ball got deflected and I didn’t anticipate – these are the challenges that I still have to get used to.

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