Bundesliga Star Eyes Eagles

Fortuna Dusseldorf of Germany defender Leon Balogun has revealed his deep desire to play for Nigeria
” I will walk to Spain, then swim across the ocean, catch a canoe just to honour the call. It will be the pinnacle of my career to represent the country of my father’s birth especially because my father was always proud to be a Nigerian”, Balogun told supersports.com.
Balogun was in the Dusseldorf side that were relegated from the Bundesliga last season where he started half of the matches.
“It was not a good feeling but Bundesliga 2 is as strong as many first divisions in other European countries and currently we are improving and hopefully should be able to bounce back”.
Back to his international ambitions. Asked on what he makes of those who say that he is hoping to reap where he had not sown with regards to a World Cup place.
“Nobody called me. Nobody came to watch me play during the qualifiers. If they had, I repeat I would have jumped at it and would have contributed my quota to the course”.
One of the most fascinating things about Balogun is his fluency in English considering that he has never visited nor lived in an English speaking country.
“I taught myself mostly because I have always liked to speak the language. I listened to music, I watched films and TV programmes and then added to the classes in school”, he told supersports.com.
The former Weder Bremen defender believes that central defence is his best position. “I have been playing most of my matches now as a right back for Dusseldorf but central defence is where I have originally always liked.
“However, maybe because of my speed especially on my offensive and my crossing have made my coach prefer playing me at right back”.


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