Balogun itching for Premier League action

New Brighton & Hove Albion defender, Leon Balogun, has expressed his delight to finally have a feel of English football.

Balogun, 30, has spent his entire club career in Germany – kitting for seven sides.

The Super Eagles forward joined Chris Hughton’s team as a free agent before the World Cup.

After making his debut in a pre-season friendly stalemate against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night, Balogun is anticipating the start of Premier League season.

“I’m an aggressive player with the typical German discipline, but what I am trying to do now is fit in because there are some differences,” the 30-year-old stated.

“I like the physical aspects of the game, and I am also looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere here, which I got a sense of in the game on Tuesday.

“I enjoyed it a lot, and I wanted to soak it up. Now I want to give my all and just try to improve.”

Balogun was a key member of Nigeria’s World Cup squad in Russia and has been capped 22 times.