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11 March 2018

Bennett Dean
Mathew Ryan

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Mathew Ryan admitted that the side can have no complaints about the result following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Everton.

Ryan explained that the side’s levels had dropped from previous weeks and expressed his disappointment at the goals conceded on the day.

He said, “We got what we deserved at the end of the day. Our levels weren’t up to standard from what they were in previous weeks.

“If you’re not up to those levels then days like this happen. Hopefully it’s a lesson we can learn from quickly.

“For the first goal, it’s a cardinal sin if you’re allowing someone so easily to come in on his right foot into the centre of the pitch.

“If you allowing a team to come into your back third or their final third, you’re asking for trouble. We allowed them to dictate the play too much and we always felt on the back foot.”

The Australian made a fine two-handed save kept out Wayne Rooney’s penalty, but admits it proved to be a scant consolation on the day.

“It was pretty late in the game as the result was already done and dusted, but who knows what influence goal difference could have further down the line?

“In a situation like that it’s good to come out on top against someone who’s had a fantastic career. It will be a memory that I cherish, but across the ball we weren’t good enough in the game for long enough period.”

The Seagulls shot-stopper highlighted the importance of bouncing back ahead of next week’s trip to Old Trafford before the next international break.

“We need to pick ourselves up from the position we’re in because we’ve been on a good roll aside from today.

“That will be the challenge and thankfully we’ve got another game coming up next weekend. Then we’ll come back feeling fresh after the international break and go again to do what’s need to keep our club safe for next season.”

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