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My first EPL goal is a dream come true – Leon Balogun

Super Eagles star, Leon Balogun has reveled in his first EPL goal, saying it is another dream come true for him.

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The 30-year-old joined the Seagulls in the summer from German Bundesliga side Mainz 05 before his 2018 World Cup showing with the Super Eagles.

The former Werder Bremen man made his fourth league appearance for Chris Hughton’s men against Crystal Palace on Tuesday as a first-half substitute and, 25 seconds after, scored with his first touch to help his side claim a 3-1 victory.

“For me it’s another dream in this football calendar year that I wanted to come true,” Balogun told club website.

“I made my dream come true of playing in a World Cup and I made a big dream come true in moving to the Premier League.

“Now scoring in the Premier League with my first touch in this game, it’s kind of unreal. I’m just happy. When I saw the ball bouncing I knew it was going to be tough, so I just hit it and luckily I hit it right. It was a great feeling.

“We were one man down, but I think I’m experienced enough to be able to come on and help the team in that situation.

“Even though I might not be 100% satisfied, I think I still did well and my goal was probably the most important thing about my performance.

“I personally feel that I never really got into the game – viewers might think different but you always have a personal level that you want to reach, and I don’t know that I really got it.”

182 Comments

  1. Congrats may it be an open doors for more goals for you be making us proud,my lovely and cute defender

  2. It seem little but extremely great, but remember Even without u there must be some one to store that goal.

  3. A happy for you leon balogun.. I we advice you to continue doing great job so that you can be become a great stars like Messy, c boy, etc

  4. Congrate man, more success to you in your football carrier, hope you be in their first line up soon

  5. Wow, congratulations for a dream come true, your first touch has yielded into a goal in the EPL, it’s worth all the excitement, keep up the good job in your football career, well done

  6. Congratulation,keep making us proud in football field,you are a genius in this.keep the good work

  7. Your career dream is really blooming daily boss….you have shown what you gad inside of you and when we know besr are still in there….More goals to your record..

  8. That is what he always dream of, and he worked toward archieveing his dream….congratulations

  9. I can imagine his excitement. Have you tried learning how to play ps2 game and the champions are always beating you? The day you hold them firm, you get a draw. The day you beat them, you’re all joy and excited. That’s the case of Leon. He’s a defender, remember.

  10. I saw The way he played for NIGERIA at the World Cup, he was impressive,,, Evidence he has been working hard towards improvement,,, Congrats to you,,

  11. First major breakthroughs are always goals
    As it’s what we’ve benn looking forward to achieve for long
    Keep slaying

  12. Be more focus on your game Balogun, English league is a different ball game compare to your previous club, keep your head striaght, and the sky will be your limit. Congrats.

  13. Is a morale boost for him and it adds more confidence to even work hard in his game. Just keep focus and patience your time will come and hopefully you become in your managers plan to play always. A lot is required in today’s game and is not easy. Wish him success in his game.

  14. That’s really great, congratulations to you.. Not every star takes their goals seriously.. I guess your efforts and training is paying off

  15. happy for you leon balogun.. I we advice you to continue doing great job so that you can be become a great stars like Messy, c boy, etc

  16. congratulations for a dream come true, your first touch has yielded into a goal in the English premierships,
    it’s worth all the excitement, wishing you more successful in your football career, bravo

  17. Congrats to you, your goal was an absolute wonder, this is just the beginning, you will still score more goals for your club

  18. wa o that is nice man its just like a dream bro its just God on your side. its not easy congratulations sir

  19. Bravo brother The 30-year-old joined the Seagulls in the summer from German Bundesliga side Mainz 05 before his 2018 World Cup showing with the Super Eagles.

  20. That goal was a bomb… especially that he scored it 25seconds after being brought in the field of play.

  21. he needs regular playing time for his career and to secure his position in the super eagles,bravo to him

  22. Well done Leon Balogun for such personal landmark achievement. Hope more of it will keep coming your ways.

  23. Leon, I congratulate you and I can say that you have an ambition and a dream and seeing your dream come thorough is enough to make you happy. I wish you more success in your career.

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