Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun is eager to play well for Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton when he gets more chances, following his impressive performance in 3-1 win against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Balogun came off the bench and scored Brighton’s second goal of the game within seconds of coming on and was eventually named Man of the Match.
“For me, it’s another dream in this football calendar year that I wanted to come true,” Balogun told the Brighton and Hove Albion official website.
“I made my dream come true of playing in a World Cup and I made a big dream come true in moving to the Premier League.”
“Now scoring in the Premier League with my first touch in this game, it’s kind of unreal. I’m just happy. When I saw the ball bouncing I knew it was going to be tough, so I just hit it and luckily I hit it right. It was a great feeling.”
“We were one man down, but I think I’m experienced enough to be able to come on and help the team in that situation,” Balogun said.
“I think the club knows what I can do. I feel a certain trust, definitely, even though I’m not starting, and that makes it easy for me to fit in and stick to whatever Dunky or Duffy are doing, just fit into the team.”