We must continue the fight for survival – Mainz 05’s Leon Balogun

The Nigeria international is yet to return from the rib injury he suffered last month and will be missing in action on at the Signal-Iduna Park

Leon Balogun has urged Mainz 05 to continue to fight to avoid relegation from the German Bundesliga.

On Monday evening, the defender featured from start to finish as the O-Fives defeated Freiburg 2-0 at the Opel Arena with Pablo De Blasis scoring both goals which helped their course to remain in the top-flight.

The victory powered them out of the drop zone after gathering 30 points from 30 games.

Excited with the feat, the former Fortuna Dusseldorf man has taken to the social media to encourage the team to continue the momentum.

“When that Monday feeling hits you, well-done lads, great fight from the whole team and amazing support from the fans," Balogun wrote on Twitter.

“Let’s enjoy the moment and take a small breather before we get back to work again. Nothing gained yet - it isn’t over ’til it’s over.”

The 29-year-old has only made 15 appearances in all competitions this campaign having been hampered by injuries.

He will be looking to maintain his form for the club as they continue in their survival battle when they take on Augsburg in their next league game on April 22.