Brighton & Hove Albion of England defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun has disclosed that he is cherishing the club’s recovery efforts in the English Premier League, as he believes they have overcome their struggles.
In the wake of a battling 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Boxing Day, in which he played all 90 minutes of the tie, Balogun stated gleefully that The Seagulls’ ability to fight hard earned them shared points.
Footballlive.ng can also report that the former Fortuna Dusseldorf, Darmstadt and SV Mainz of Germany stopper is also happy with the role played by Brighton’s fans in Wednesday’s draw, which he believes was further confirmation of the club’s revival abilities.
While describing Brighton’s supporters as the 12th man that eke out the draw against Arsenal at Amex Stadium, Balogun also admitted he was happy to start his fifth match of the season for The Seagulls.
The result, which saw Brighton end a three-match losing streak, kept the team 13th on the log with 22 points, 10 outside relegation zone, and the Super Eagles star is excited.
Balogun took to social media to state his delight and praise for the squad for their battling efforts halfway through the season, while also heaping plaudits on the fans and one of his colleagues, Jurgen Locadia.
He posted: “Thanks for being the 12th man tonight with your amazing support in what I think was a great team effort after a tough start!
“@locadiaofficial so happy for you brother and you deserve it all – respect.”