Brighton Defender Praise Leon Balogun Display Against Man Utd – He Fitted Straight In


The performance of Leon Balogun in his debut game for English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion has earned him praises from his teammate and central defence partner Shane Duffy.


Balogun was introduced as a replacement for Lewis Dunk twenty minutes into the game against Manchester United and partnered Duffy in central defence as they run out 3-2 winners over Man United.

Duffy who scored Brighton’s second goal in the win was full of praise for Balogun after the game describing the Nigerian as a player who will improve their squad, judging by how quick he has settled down to the demands of the English Premier League following his move in the summer from Mainz 05 of Germany.

” He’s fitted straight in. He’s a big character in the changing room. He’s got a big voice. He’s played with big players in big games. That’s why you bring in players like that. They push us. He was great. That’s another plus for us, that strength in depth with top players. You pick up injuries and suspensions so you need these kind of players to step in”, he was quoted as saying by the Guardian.

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