Mooy: Maty Ryan was right, I’m loving it!

Aaron Mooy says that the advice from Socceroos and Albion teammate Maty Ryan before he arrived on the south coast has rung true during his first few months at the club.

By Alex Stedman • 24 January 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion pair Aaron Mooy and Maty Ryan.

The midfielder has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the club having initially joined from Huddersfield Town on loan at the start of the season, and the 29-year-old says he’s loving life with the Seagulls.

He said, “I’m delighted, I’ve been really enjoying my time with the club so far and my family are settled too, which is very important for me.

“Hopefully it can continue, and I can keep helping the team. You never know what to expect in football, but I spoke to Maty Ryan a few times before I joined, and he told me good things.

“We have always been good friends and he was right with what he told me. I’m enjoying the training ground, the stadium, the fans, the city and everything else. 

“It’s been great and hopefully I can keep enjoying it. At the moment the fans seem to like me too, so that’s nice.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion's Aussie pair celebrate at the final whistle against Arsenal last month.

Mooy has earned plaudits aplenty for his performances during the first half of the season, but he says there’s more to come.

“I feel like I’ve progressed, but of course you can always improve and do more,” he added.

“It’s about playing well consistently, but I am quite happy because you never know what can happen when you move clubs. 

“You have a new manager, teammates and a new environment to adapt to, but it’s been really good. I like the way we play and it’s enjoyable to be a part of.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Aaron Mooy celebrates his first goal for the club which came against AFC Bournemouth.

Potter’s men head to face West Ham United next Saturday before a home game against Watford at the Amex, and Mooy recognises the significance of keeping spirits high heading into those two important Premier League matches.

“We know we have to stay positive because this is a big period.

“We haven’t got the results we would have liked recently but you have to use that disappointing feeling as motivation going forward.

“We’ve got to look forward to the next games and enjoy the pressure that comes with being a professional footballer.”

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