Balogun, the immense disappointment
Despite his superb season with the Stade de Reims, Folarin Balogun was not retained with the England team for the rally in March.
Folarin Balogun will still have to wait. Lent by Arsenalthe 21-year-old striker is having an exceptional season with the Reims Stadium. After an inconclusive loan to Middlesbrough last season (3 goals in 21 matches), the English striker panicked the counters and contributed to the good season of the Rémois, undefeated for 19 matches in the league.
Balogun not retained with England
Inevitably, such performances bring him directly closer to the English selection, he who has gone through all the categories of young people interspersed with four selections with the UNITED STATES. Author of 16 goals and 2 assists in 26 league matches, the English striker exploded this season and certainly imagined taking his first steps with the Three Lions.
“In life, go where you’re appreciated.”
Folarin Balogun on Instagram after not making the England roster 👀 pic.twitter.com/CWA66zmafk
— USMNT Only (@usmntonly) March 16, 2023
But this Thursday, the name of Folarin Balogun was not mentioned by Gareth Southgate for the two qualifying matches for Euro 2024 which will oppose England to Italy then Ukraine. In attack, Harry Kane, Ivan Toney And Marcus Rashford were preferred to him. The Reims player was quick to react and show his disappointment. “In life, go where you are appreciated”, he published in his Instagram story. It remains to be seen whether this is a subliminal message and whether a return with the United States is possible.