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Ryan Keen To Atone For Errors

By Adam Powers • 02 September 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Maty Ryan was frustrated that Albion couldn’t earn all three points from the game with Fulham on Saturday afternoon, despite coming back from 2-0 down to earn a draw. 

The visitors took a two-goal lead with goals in either half from Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic, but a brace from Glenn Murray meant the spoils were shared and despite the late comeback, Ryan rued the early opportunities which Albion didn't convert. 

He said, "When you look at the circumstances - coming from two goals down - you could say it was a fair result. But I and everybody here see it as two points dropped.

"We want to make the Amex a fortress and we were unable to do that, and we've only got ourselves to blame. We let our standards drop and defensively we conceded two very soft goals. 

"There's plenty of things that we need to be better at - we'll learn from this."

The side’s previous home game was a memorable 3-2 victory over Manchester United - a scoreline which the Seagulls stopper was frustrated not to have emulated.

"We're a good honest group, so I don't think anyone was coming off the back of the United game in a complacent mindset. We found out how difficult this league is last year. 

"Nobody thought this was going to be an easy day at the office. Credit to Fulham, they came down here with a plan and gained momentum with the penalty save and then took the lead.

"We didn't give them too many opportunities until they scored that goal, so that's where we've got to keep our feet on the pedal. We were just lacking that final bit of quality to score.” 

Ahead of the international break, the 26-year-old lauded the team's character and expressed his desire for the challenging season ahead. 

"There was frustration at half-time - a few boys got a bit vocal in venting their frustration. But we knew we just had to calm down - we were the better team.

"We knew if we could come out and score first, we'd have a great shot of winning the game. We did get it back to 2-2 and pushed for a third, but it wasn't to be.

"It's important to show character when you're in times of need, and today we showed that. I've never known a complete football season that goes smoothly throughout.”

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