Super Eagles and Mainz 05 defender Leon Aderemi Balogun says he look forward to a rewarding season as the date for the kick off of the 2017/2018 Bundesliga season draws close.

Balogun has featured in all but one of the five games the team played during their pre-season and the Nigerian is optimistic that his performance and opportunities with the club’s new coach, Sandro Schwarz will be impressive.

” I featured in four of the five games we have played this pre-season and I’m delighted about my performance. I am giving my best to convince the coach that I am the one he should trust,” revealed Balogun to

Mainz 05 have two more pre-season friendly games against Dutch side FC Twente and German second division side LSK Hansa before their first home game against Hannover 96 on  August 19.

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