Balogun Responds To Rohr's Criticism; Plays Underdog Tag Ahead Of Visit Of Chelsea, Arsenal
Published: December 07, 2018
Balogun Responds To Rohr's Criticism; Plays Underdog Tag Ahead Of Visit Of Chelsea, Arsenal
Leon Balogun played a massive role in Brighton & Hove's 3-1 win against Crystal Palace on Tuesday, scoring his first goal in the Premier League in only his fourth appearance.

The Nigeria international is set to be named in the starting line-up for the Seagulls visit to Burnley on Saturday, with Shane Duffy not available for selection after he was shown a red card against The Eagles.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr had questioned the decision of Balogun to join Brighton, where he was not guaranteed a spot in the starting XI.

Reacting to Rohr's comments, Balogun told The Argus : ''Then I guess he’s (Rohr) happy now!

''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.''

Brighton have five more Premier League matches to contest in December and Balogun has played the underdog tag ahead of the visit of Chelsea and Arsenal.

The central defender added : ''We have Burnley next, we still have Chelsea, Arsenal, massive games where we are the underdogs and as I said we just see it game by game and every point is important.''

Igho Kingsley

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