One foot in but still watching our backs – Super Eagles star says it’s not time to celebrate yet after impressive win

Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun gave an important cushion to Glasgow Rangers on Thursday as they thrashed Red Star Belgrade in the first leg of their Round of 16 Europa League tie.

Balogun, who has been invited to the Super Eagles ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup playoffs against Ghana said the Gers are one foot into the quarterfinals but must be wary of the dangers posed by their opponent.

”You could say we have one foot in the quarter-finals but we still have to go to a difficult place,” he says. “It’s a good team in a tough place, so it’s going to be a challenging game next week,” he said.

He said the first two goals scored at Ibrox on the night had created a perfect ambience for the team to charge with as they searched for an important third to sit in a more comfortable position.

“The goals from Tavernier and Morelos set us up for the rest of the night, and after we got the third goal it was a case of managing the rest of the game.

“The game was not over at 2-0. We said at half-time that this was not over. It was very important to get a third goal,” the Super Eagles star told UEFA’s official website.

 

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