Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun has extended an appreciation message to the team Technical adviser, Gernot Rohr and the entire staff for putting faith in him at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Balogun, who next season will be playing for Brighton in the English Premier League, stated that the team would work in unity to strive for greatness in subsequent tournaments.
He wrote: “Better late than never, but never late is better. It’s been two 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. Meanwhile, I turned 30; I’m 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 also 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.”