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Balogun: I’m Enjoying My Stay At Brighton

Balogun: I’m Enjoying My Stay At Brighton

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Leon Balogun says he’s relishing his spell at the heart of the Seagulls’ backline, highlighting positives from Sunday’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the Amex Stadium.

The Nigeria international partnered Lewis Dunk for the third top-flight contest in succession against Maurizio Sarri’s men, and he spoke of his satisfaction as part of the current group of Albion faces.


Balogun - I'm Enjoying My Stay At Brighton

“I’m really enjoying my spell in the side, I had two games with Shane [Duffy] before when Lewis [Dunk] was injured, and it’s always great fun,” Balogun told the club’s official website.

“That goes for being part of this group as a whole, it’s a fantastic squad and dressing room that plays very passionately for one another.

“We pushed a big side all the way on Sunday, and that’s something you have to enjoy – we’ve beaten Manchester United here already this campaign and ran Liverpool close, and those are the challenges you have to relish as a footballer, especially in front of your own fans.”

First-half goals from Pedro and Eden Hazard had given the visitors a two-goal advantage, before Solly March pulled a goal back for the home side, Balogun reflects honestly on the afternoon.

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“We could have easily got something from the game – we feel like we’ve given them two early Christmas presents,” he said.

“It’s a poor pass from me for the second, but we reacted to that after the break and did very well in the second half.

“I think we gave them a really hard time, and that’s why the disappointment is there for us.”

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