Eagles Defender Rues Team's Early W/Cup Ouster
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Nigeria defender, Leon Balogun, is still pained by the exit of the Super Eagles at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

The team won one game and lost two to crash out of the competition which will end on Sunday.

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And Balogun who played for the team in the three group games in Russia, said they will be better with time.

“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,” he wrote on Instagram page.

“Meanwhile I turned 30 (thx for all the messages 🙏🏽), 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 🙏🏽💚🇳🇬 #.”