The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 112 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW LEON BALOGUN - We discussed the career of #Rangers defender Leon #Balogun with the man himself. We discussed: winning the SPL with Rangers, going invincible, the influence of Steven #Gerrard and Mick Beale, working under Graham Potter at Brighton, a deep dive into Nigeria + much more #TBGPOD
0:00 TBG Intro
0:15 Guest welcome
1:32 Talk to us about winning the league with Rangers
2:40 How difficult was it to stay focused after the creating a massive gap early on?
4:55 How is it dealing with the mental pressure of playing for Rangers?
8:07 How was it when you got the call from Stevie G?
12:35 Was there pressure trying to achieve an invincible SPL season?
15:33 Talk to us about Michael Beale (Rangers first team coach)
19:13 What is the dynamic between the Rangers coaching staff?
20:16 How good is Joe Aribo?
22:37 Slavia Prague and the racism incident
26:03 How was it working with Graham Potter at Brighton
31:19 Why did you not fit in at Brighton?
35:00 What happens behinds the scenes when you're frozen out by a club?
37:25 Yves Bissouma ALERT!! Can he play for a top club (Linked with Liverpool & Arsenal)
40:00 Talk to us about Nigeria "The Super Eagles"
43:33 Dealing with the pressure that comes with playing for Nigeria
45:00 What needs to change in Nigeria? The politics and the outside noise
50:28 What is you go to Nigerian meal?
52:00 Why is mentoring and other initiatives so important to Leon?
54:00 Quick fire questions from Dot & Dej
57:03 Final message to the Rangers faithful
57:37 Closing remarks and final thoughts