FSV Mainz defender, Leon Balogun, is delighted to be included in the Super Eagles squad list for this month's double 2017 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Egypt.
Balogun who missed the Eagles last three games on account of injury was earlier left out of the squad for the encounter before being recalled told thenff.com's youtube channel that though his omission wasn't an issue for him, the reaction of Nigerians fans on twitter saw him overwhelmed with their love.
"It wasn't a big problem for me because, it's a new coach who has been there before and knows so many players, but I was overwhelmed by the reaction of my exclusion from the initial list on Twitter," Balogun told thenff.com.
"I respect the coach's decision because he knows so many players. It's shows that what I do make people happy,"
Balogun who is pleased with the form of his team in the Bundesliga also said he was comfortable playing in his new role as centre-back at Mainz.
"I started the season playing at right back but injuries to one of the centre back saw me continue in that position," Balogun remarked.
"Playing as a centre back has always been my preferred role."
The former Darmstadt defender who has suited 17 times in the Bundesliga also believes the Eagles can beat Egypt.Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN