Brighton & Hove Albion of England defender, Leon Aderemi Balogun has found solace from a teammate, Jurgen Locadia, who is facing the same shut-out from regular action with The Seagulls.
Despite having scored once since his summer arrival from SV Mainz of Germany, Balogun is yet to be considered a regular starter at Brighton, much to his disdain, but he now has the plight of Locadia to share.
However, footballlive.ng can report that, unlike Balogun’s patient style and ability to take in the situation maturely, Locadia is allowing a deep level of emotion propel him towards frustration.
Such it is that Balogun’s fellow-bench warmer is now thinking of how to make an exit, in spite of admitting that Brighton spent so much on him a year ago.
Just like Balogun, the Dutch striker has had to battle over the past 12 months to establish himself with The Seagulls.
However, unlike Balogun, Locadia is apparently not ready to take it any longer, as the former PSV Eindhoven of Holland star wants out.
He stated: “You want to show your qualities and if that is only possible in training, that is not enough for me.
“My dream is succeeding at Brighton. So play a whole season, make goals and maybe make a nice step.
“I do not know if you should get angry at the club or the trainer. At PSV I played thirty matches in my first season. Then came Luuk de Jong.
“I got angry at PSV, stayed home once and did not show up during a training session. Now, I have learned from what I did at PSV.”