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Ryan: We've got some momentum

Keeper sees positive signs after Albion hold the champions.

By Bruce Talbot • 01 December 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Maty Ryan says he has the bit between his teeth after sitting out the defeat at Tottenham.

Maty Ryan believes Albion are picking up momentum in the season after holding champions Liverpool.

Although Ryan was beaten by Diogo Jota's strike in the second half, Albion earned a deserved reward thanks to a stoppage-time penalty by Pascal Gross.

Albion have lost just once in the last six Premier League games – against leaders Tottenham – and Ryan thinks they are moving in the right direction.

“I felt the win against Aston Villa was going to spur us on and give us a bit of momentum. We have been playing well, it's been a constant since I have been here that we have had a good group, we've all got each other's backs.

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“We haven't taken some of the points we feel we've deserved at times but we got a point on Saturday and it's a credit to our character and spirit. That's something that has helped us over the last three seasons and it has helped us again against Liverpool.”

Ryan was dropped for the defeat at Tottenham but responded with a clean sheet when he was recalled for Albion's next game against Burnley.

“It was tough and painful to take, but I know it wasn't a personal decision. I am here trying to contribute to the success of this club and the manager felt he had to make a change, I respect that decision.

“Those moments of adversity you've got to take on the chin and learn from to become even better.

“It's awoken something inside of me. I have been training well. We had a clean sheet against Burnley, a win last weekend and took a point against Liverpool. I am just trying to carry on that wave and keep being there for the team.”

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