Rangers want to replicate its domestic winning run and qualify for the 2021-22 Champions League group stage, Leon Balogun has said. He recently revealed that he is confident that the team is ready for the UEFA competition.
According to him, the players are currently focused on qualifying for European football, and that has always been a personal dream for him as well.
Balogun added that everyone must be ready to take the big step for the club because it is about time.
His words, “We have our heads set on qualifying for the Champions League, and that has always been a dream for me.”
“We have to put in the work for that, but everyone really has that target set and is keen on that. I am working under an amazing management team with some amazing players and some amazing talent, and it is elite, definitely.”
“The focus is high and I can sense that feeling of everyone wanting to replicate that winning feeling again as it has been so overwhelming and so nice that you don’t want to lose that.”
“It is something I have seen from the first day I came in, and it is quite contagious. If you look at the gym, you have a real culture there of everyone pushing on and working on weaknesses and working on strength as well just to make sure everybody is in the right state of mind and body as well.”
“Last season I didn’t really have a break – I came straight off playing games, but this year, I had a break so it is very important, as for everyone else.”
“It is my first full pre-season in a long time as I have always been away on internationals, so it is good to feel your body like that again as I always say this is the time where you can break through some limits that you had before and set some new limits, and also work on the mental side, working through the fatigue and that pain that you have sometimes.”
“So I welcome it – even though it hurts at times!”
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