The memory of Super Eagles’ exit from the World Cup in the group stage still haunts Eagles defender, Leon Balogun.
Eagles needed a win or a draw to reach the round of 16 against Argentina but were denied by a late Marcou Rojo’s strike in the 87th minute to stop the Eagles from progressing.
Balogun took to his Instagram page to express disappointment thus, “Better late than never, but never late is better”
“ It’s been 2 weeks since this exciting journey has ended for my team and me. Reminiscing it’s still painful, I won’t lie”
“ But life goes on and it gives you so many reasons to smile” “Meanwhile, I turned 30, am about to start a new chapter in Brighton and there will be a new world champion soon making their nation proud”
“ I will be forever grateful for this invaluable experience with the Super Eagles. So this is to say thank you to my team, the complete staff, to everyone who was part of this great journey and supported us. To Russia and its people for their great hospitality”
“And last but not least, THANK YOU Nigeria for the endless support. It’s been a great honour representing you and we hope we could make you proud. We will continue to strive for greatness in the future so one day we can hopefully bring a trophy back home,” he added.