The form of Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun during the Eagles’s training session and test game against Senegal has won him praises from a British journalist.
Balogun was on for the entire duration of Nigeria’s 1-1 draw against Senegal in a friendly clash in London, and the Mainz 05 man put in a commendable shift despite his lack of game time at his Bundesliga team.
” He looks quite good on the ball, although rusty I must say. He obviously made up for it with his impeccable reading of the game. The way he moves, reads and intercept passes with ease is such a delight”, British journalist Mark Thompson told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” The way he wins aerial duels is something else and even his tackle success rate is also very impressive due to the fact that he is not the quickest. Age is not on his side but this man has all what it takes to play in the Premier League.
” Above all I love the way he organises his troops at the back. I watched the game against Senegal, he was on top of his voice ordering his troops round. He is a leader, even in training I noticed the same”.