After gaining promotion from the Championship last season, Brighton finished 15th in the EPL log with 40 points from 38 games.
“I haven’t spoken about targets too much but I think it is the target of the club to improve but the main goal is to stay in the Premier League,” Balogun told The Argus.
“Once you have reached a certain amount of points you can see what comes on top of it. From my experience of teams in Germany you always need to have a minimum target, then everything on top is just a bonus.”
On his best position on the pitch, he said: “I am right-footed so I prefer the right side.”
“I can play every position in the backline but I prefer centre-half, definitely. I ended up playing in the full-back more or less as an emergency when I played at Hanover and Werder Bremen. I am not slow and I always felt comfortable attacking down the flank.
“I had my good times in the right-back position but now I feel most comfortable at centre-half.”
Having been included in Gernot Rohr’s 30-man preliminary World Cup squad, the former Werder Bremen player is hoping to make the final cut for the global tournament in Russia.
“I think my chances are quite high. I played almost all the qualifying games,” he concluded.