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“I was overwhelmed”- Balogun opens up on struggles after his contract expired at Rangers – Pegars News

“I was overwhelmed”- Balogun opens up on struggles after his contract expired at Rangers – Pegars News

Leon Balogun had a trophy-laden time at Ibrox, but Rangers refused to prolong his keep

Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has revealed he was overwhelmed with the struggles of getting a new membership in the summer season after his contract expired at Rangers.

Balogun joined Rangers in 2020 and his two-year keep was profitable, as he gained the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Cup. Balogun additionally helped the Gers to the finals of the Europa League which they misplaced to Eintracht Frankfurt final season.

The Super Eagles defender made 65 appearances for the former Scottish champions and registered two objectives and three assists.

Unfortunately for Balogun, Rangers determined towards extending his contract which expired at the finish of final season.

The 34-year-old later joined English Championship facet QPR in August on a one-year deal. And so far, it has been a good marketing campaign for him.

However, Balogun has revealed that the weeks he spent with no membership had been robust.

 

 

“The last time I was out of contract was in 2014”, Balogun instructed The Beautiful sport.

“I put my foot in my debut for Nigeria, missed out on the World Cup, so the membership I was speaking to again then didn’t signal me.

“I was not in a good place, but I was very optimistic as a result of I hadn’t actually performed much in my profession at that level.

“However, this summer season hit me tougher. I struggled as a result of I had already constructed my profession, and I was doing effectively financially and settled. And then, all of a sudden, there I was with no membership.

“I was overwhelmed with the entire scenario, all people instructed me to take some time off, but I couldn’t as a result of I wanted to be prepared for the day(new contract).

“I saved coaching and performed some soccer with some of my guys to keep match.

“I was in Ibiza for every week, Napoli, and then Positan for every week with my girlfriend. But once I returned to Glasgow I was always considering.

“I was speaking to golf equipment, and they had been turning me down primarily as a result of of my age, which was irritating.

“I felt so down as a result of I simply performed extra video games in the previous two seasons than I have ever performed earlier than on the spin.

“They had been always harping on my health and age and I’m like ‘what do you mean?’ That was simply robust. I was delighted when QPR lastly occurred.

 

 

Leon Balogun has settled in at QPR now. The Nigeria worldwide has made 12 appearances in the Championship and has a purpose to his identify.

Balogun has been one of their finest gamers this season, and he would look to preserve taking part in effectively when the Championship resumes over the weekend.

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