Leon Balogun Admits Spurs Threat

Brighton and Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun has praised the character shown by his team mates in recent games but is wary of the threat posed by Tottenham, despite their recent run of poor form.

The Seagulls have come from two goals down to draw their last two matches against Fulham and Southampton.

On Saturday they face a Spurs side who have lost their last three matches in all competitions but Balogun who spoke to footballlive.ng has warned his team mates to be wary of a possible backlash at the AMEX.

“It shows great character,” said Balogun. “We went behind at Fulham but I thought our level of performance was good. I didn’t feel that it was in the first half at Southampton.

“But having to come back on two occasions is not something that you want to happen too often and, in a Premier League game, it is very difficult to come back from that for a club the level of ours. It showed great desire not to lose a football match.

“I have been relatively happy with our level of performance but we have conceded a few goals, which is unlike us, but we have shown a great reaction.

“Where we are at the moment is probably a fair amount of points for our performances.”

Spurs may be going through a bad spell but the former Mainz of Germany defender has warned his Brighton colleagues that it could make Mauricio Pochettino’s team particularly dangerous.


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