Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Maty Ryan is urging his team-mates to battle through a tough period and show their battling qualities, after a frustrating 2-1 defeat away at Leicester City.
Ryan felt Albion made some costly errors at both ends of the pitch, but says there is no time to be downbeat and feels they are still in a good position to maintain their Premier League status for another season.
He said, “We’re in a difficult moment in the season and reflecting on the game, we could’ve taken something from it.
“At the end of the day we weren’t good enough in the final moment; they took their chances and we didn’t.
“It’s disappointing, but we’ve got plenty of games left to turn it around. The only way
we’ll get through this is through togetherness and hard work.
“We’re our own harshest critics, but we’ve got big characters in the changing room and we’ll leave no stone unturned and work as hard as we can to get ourselves out of this situation.
“We’re still in a strong position to stay up, and we’ll do absolutely everything to do that.”
The shot-stopper is now encouraging Albion to rediscover their defensive solidity, and looked ahead to Saturday’s crucial match at home to Huddersfield Town.
“When I arrived at the club, we based the success on our defensive structure and being difficult to break down. I feel we’ve lost that a bit.
“Teams have been creating opportunities with too much ease against us. It’s a frustrating and makes it more difficult if we’re not taking our chances at the other end of the pitch.
“We’ve proven that we can score goals all year and if you keep a clean sheet, the worst case scenario is you are going to draw. Collectively we’ve not been good enough at either end of the pitch and it’s hurting us.
“Come Huddersfield at the weekend, we’re back at home and we’ll look to make the
Amex a fortress again.
"We’ll take the game to them and to absolutely everything we can to win this game.”