Eagles didn’t ‘fight dirty’ at Russia 2018, says Balogun (Vanguard)

Eagles didn’t ‘fight dirty’ at Russia 2018, says Balogun  (Vanguard)

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has attributed Nigeria’s ouster from the Russia 2018 World Cup to lack of fighting spirit on the path of the team. In their last group D match against Argentina, the Super Eagles needed to hold the Argentinian team for a draw to advance, but they conceded a goal with only about 5 minutes left to play. “It’s always important when you play internationals to be a bit dirty,” the defender, 30, told BBC Sport. “That’s what Argentina had, definitely, and you also need to be cold-blooded – that’s probably the most important (lesson from this World Cup).” Balogun who was in the heart of defence with William Troost Ekong submitted that the team must reflect on its outing at the World Cup and make improvements. Read more

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