The Nigeria worldwide is delighted to be a part of the Gers’ aspect that gained their 55th Scottish top-flight trophy
Rangers centre-back Leon Balogun has revealed his aspect had been over the moon after ending Celtic’s Scottish Premiership title dominance.
The Nigeria worldwide teamed up with the Ibrox Stadium outfit final summer time as a free agent after leaving Wigan Athletic.
The defender has been a constant performer for the Gers since his arrival on the membership and lately helped Steven Gerrard’s aspect clinch the Scottish Premiership title after a 10-year wait.
The trophy is the primary for the Tremendous Eagles defender in his profession and he revealed he dreamt of reaching the feat with the Gers, and was significantly delighted his aspect ended the successful streak of their arch-rivals, Celtic.
“The cool factor about that is that I am a part of a group that has tried up to now few years to cease the opposite aspect of city and polish up the Rangers emblem,” Balogun informed Sport 1.
“It by no means occurred and this season the large matter was to cease their ’10 In A Row’ which neither group has but succeeded in doing.
“That is what makes the story a lot larger, particularly in view of the current previous. Certain, for me it is the primary league title in my profession. However I’ve to let that sink in first.
“For the final six months of my contract with Brighton & Hove Albion, I performed at Wigan Athletic. When my boys there heard that I used to be going to affix Rangers, all of them stated to me ‘unbelievable, that is superior, you will love that’.
“And I stated to Chey Dunkley ‘simply watch, I will be holding that trophy on the finish of the season’. The simplest factor was to dream about it. Placing it into follow was a special matter.
“There are different guys in my group who’ve seen a lot and needed to put up with a lot from the opposite aspect of city. Therefore the title has a a lot higher which means for them. Nevertheless it was a profitable first 12 months for me.”
The rivalry between Rangers and Celtic is so fierce that not one of the Gers stars speaks the title of their rivals and Balogun shortly tailored to it on his arrival.
“I bought used to that straight away. I do not say the title of this different group, I at all times say, ‘those from the opposite aspect of city’,” he continued.
“The rivalry between us and the membership on the opposite aspect of city is unimaginable. The tenth title that membership was aiming for was the large theme this season.
“Actually I nonetheless haven’t any actual concept of this rivalry as a result of no followers are allowed to be there but.
“I get an perception by social media, or the final time earlier than the sport after we arrived on the stadium and the streets had been filled with followers and the police needed to information us by.
“However even then my teammates stated to me ‘Leon, you have not seen something but’. I nonetheless do not know how loopy our followers are, what it feels prefer to play in entrance of them.”
Balogun has made 27 appearances for Rangers this season throughout all competitions and might be anticipated to characteristic when the Gers tackle Slavia Praha in a Europa League sport on Thursday.