Rangers CB, Leon Balogun has come out to say that he is very open to playing club football in Germany again. He recently revealed this during an interview with the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, even if he would love to keep playing with his Scottish Premiership club, it will not be a bad idea to go back to Germany.
He added that Rangers boss, Gerrard coaches like Jurgen Klopp and he is pleased to be part of his team that won the league title.
His words, “It’s just a matter of form, I don’t have to worry about that – I definitely want to stay [at Rangers].”
“Germany is my Home. I sacrificed so many moments with my family in order to pursue my career. If there was a chance to get closer to them again, I would listen to it.”
On winning the league with Rangers, “When my advisor called me a year ago, he immediately said: ‘I have one thing here that is huge for you: the Rangers”
“At first, I thought: Scottish League, well. But then I felt Steven Gerrard’s interest. I don’t mean to say that he chased me. But he really went out of his way to help me.”
“I felt that he wanted me as a player, as a guy, as Leon Balogun. He said I was a perfect match for his game idea and the identity of the club. With every word, he convinced me even more.”
“The goal was very clear that we had to win the title. Draws felt like defeat to us. You could feel the team’s mentality there.”
On Gerrard, “He’s definitely more like Klopp! He is a young coach who you can tell immediately that he played at the highest level himself and he has a very good sense of how to deal with us,”
“Whether someone needs a kick in the ass or whether he has to take someone aside and build him up. He has a lot of empathy.”
“He doesn’t need that at all [to get loud when something doesn’t suit him]. He hits the right words in every situation and knows how to grab us. That is the art. Every player feels: the coach needs me.”
“That is one reason why it will be successful in the long run. He just understands that you have to have your players all on board. And every now and then he lets you glimpse how he was as a player.”
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