Leon Balogun Opens Up Over Nigeria’s Loss To Argentina


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Although Nigeria lost to Argentina nearly two weeks ago in the ongoing FIFA World Cup, many Nigerians are still ruing the loss.

One of such is Super Eagles centreback, Leon Balogun.

In an interview with The Nation, the Brighton & Hove Albion defender said the moments after the loss were one of his worse ever.

The Super Eagles needed a draw to advance to the last-16 stage of the tournament but crashed out after a 2-1 loss to Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina.

Balogun said, “The hour after the loss (to Argentina) was terrible.

“Everyone was just trying to deal with the loss and move on, so it was a quiet dressing room but definitely one that we have learnt a lot and hopefully formed some players.”

The 30-year-old added, “It will be very important to keep going the way we have started. We have experienced players, young players, talented players – and there are even more players that are not in the team yet – and we have to keep developing them and investing in their football education.

“We just have to keep working and keep our focus on advancing year after year and then in the next four years we will have a good team – maybe an even better one.”

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