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RYAN: WE MUST LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES

31 March 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Maty Ryan in action against Southampton.

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Maty Ryan urged the side to learn from their mistakes after losing 1-0 to Southampton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Australian was beaten in the 53rd minute by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after Albion lost possession in midfield, and Ryan believes the side must rectify their wrongdoings as the relegation run-in hots up.

He said, "To lose in the manner we did is extremely frustrating.

"Off the top of my head, I can remember four or five goals that we've conceded through turning the ball over cheaply. 

"When you're making those mistakes at this level, you are going to get punished - we've got to get better in that aspect and learn from those moments."

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Chris Hughton's men failed to really trouble Southampton's defence until they fell behind after the restart, and Ryan was determined to see that change in the four remaining home league games the Seagulls have this season.

"It was a match that was in the balance and that one moment decided it all in their favour, unfortunately," the shot-stopper added.

"I don't know if going a goal behind fired us up - the Huddersfield game at home [which Albion won 1-0] was quite similar to today, with a cagey opening and a rallying end to the game. 

"It's unheard of for one team to be on the attack all game, but obviously that's what we want to do at home. Southampton came here with a game plan and it really worked." 

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An away trip to Chelsea on Wednesday is next on the agenda for Albion, but Ryan explained that the mentality going into that game does not change after yesterday’s result.

"There's always pressure, I give everything I can to contribute to the club. Regardless of the situation, I always put the same amount of pressure on myself to perform to the best of my ability, as do the rest of the team. 

"Whether he had won, drawn or lost, it's not going to affect how we prepare for Chelsea. 

"We're going to do our utmost to gain as many points as possible. I always look at the next game that's coming - now it's Chelsea so we must have full focus on that."


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