Balogun: Brighton Hove And Albion Must Be Consistent

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Leon Balogun has challenged Brighton Hove and Albion to remain consistent, after they secured a 3-2 win over Manchester United.

Brighton lost their opening game of the Premier League to Wolves, but bounced back with a 3-2 home win over United.

Balogun was impressed with the seagulls performance and has called on them to continue their form.

“It’s an amazing way to get our first win of the season – we’ve set the bar really high now and we showed a great reaction from the Watford defeat,” Balogun told club website.

“This is the level we always want to achieve consistently, and it was a great afternoon for me.

“It’s too early to make predictions, we’ve had one good game and one bad game and still have some aspects to improve – it’s about consistency and if we can perform like we have on Sunday, then it will be a strong season.”

Balogun came off the bench in the 3-2 win over United to replace the injured Lewis Dunk after 20 minutes and says he had no problems slotting in.

“Psychologically it wasn’t the biggest challenge for me because I’m 30-years old and have a lot of experience in the game,” he continued.

“The biggest thing was adapting to the style of play within the side, because I came back in quite late after the World Cup during the summer.

“It’s different in competitive matches, in the first goal Romelu Lukaku was my man and I didn’t pick him up during the second phase of play – the ball got deflected and I didn’t anticipate – these are the challenges that I still have to get used to.

“But the team made it quite easy and we talked a lot in defence and that helped me settle in quite fast – it’s normal that it might take a while.”

Brighton take on Liverpool in their next league game on Saturday, and Balogun already hinted on his expectation from Jurgen Klopp’s men.



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