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9 August 2018

Premier League
Mathew Ryan speaking at the Premier League launch event in Manchester.

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan heaped praise on Chris Hughton ahead of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and believes the Seagulls boss provides the squad with everything needed to succeed.

The 26-year-old is preparing himself for his second season in the Premier League, with the Seagulls meeting Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday, and he expressed his respect towards the man who brought him to the club.

He said, “The gaffer always goes above and beyond to give you his time. What he’s done for the football club speaks for itself, and I’m very privileged to have him as a manager.

“He’s got the most important job at the club. It’s up to him to put together all of his skills to get the most out of the playing group.

“Since he’s been at Brighton, and previously at other clubs, he’s managed to do that and has created the reputation he has from what he’s achieved

“With him at the helm it’s quite easy as a player, everything is there for us to perform at our peak. He does everything in his power to provide that for us.”

Hughton named Ryan in all 38 of his Premier League starting line-ups last season, and the Australian shot-stopper commented on the relationship the Albion boss has with all of his players.

“He’s very meticulous in his approach, in what he asks from us as both players and individuals. We just try to uphold that on a day-to-day basis in training and when the games come around.

“Our relationship is one of mutual respect. We treat him with the respect that he deserves and he does exactly the same with us. It’s great to work for a manager like him.”

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