- Balogun misses two penalties
- Monaco lose 1-0
- USMNT star takes 'responsibility'
WHAT HAPPENED? On social media platform X, formerly twitter, Balogun posted an apology to both fans and his teammates over his poor performance.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Balogun's first start was in front of his new home fans, and it could not have gone worse. Two missed penalties and a 1-0 loss leaves much to be desired, but the Ligue 1 side might have to be patient before their new striker finds his stride. The 22-year-old has a chance to redeem himself next weekend now.
WHAT THEY SAID?: He wrote: "It is difficult to turn the page on last nights defeat. I know how much this game meant to the fans and us a team. I take responsibility but failed on this occasion I will always believe in myself and my focus is to make it right and help us all reach our objectives!"
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WHAT NEXT FOR BALOGUN? The USMNT star and Monaco take on Marseille on Saturday, September 30.