By James Agberebi:
Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has praised his team-mates despite Mainz losing 2-1 away to Borussia Dortmund in their Bundesliga season opener on Saturday.
Balogun featured throughout the encounter for Mainz.
A brace from reigning African Player of the Year, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, sealed Dortmund's first win of the season.
Yoshinori grabbed Mainz's only goal in the last minutes of the game.
Reacting to the defeat, Balogun stated that his team shouldn't allow the result affect them.
"We might have lost, but there's no need for disappointment today- great character, great team," Balogun wrote on his Twitter handle.