“You come to a club with great tradition that fights to be in the noble zone of the classification and that last year I won a King’s Cup after many years. It is a club with a very loyal fans and that follows closely. Welcome to the club, I wish you many successes and that when you leave La Real, you feel like one more from Donostia “. With these words, the president of the Royal Society received a Mathew ryan in the Zubieta press room. Afterwards, he took the floor the Australian goalkeeper, who signs for two seasons with the San Sebastian club, with the option of a third.
-Fight for more titles. “That looks good on me, I’m ambitious too, I’m a winner and the club’s goals suit me and I’m here to help the club achieve those goals.”
-Competition with Remiro. “Yes, of course, obviously we all want to play, but if there is something that I have learned in my life it is that I will not get anything by fighting with anyone. We are teammates and although I will do what I can to get the title; if I can not to play, I will fully support the player who does it. The coach’s style is to give minutes to the players who work well and we have many games this year, I will come here to lower my head, work hard and fight for the title ” .
-What did Odegaard say? “The success he has had to be in these competitions to finish up, they are playing at a very high level, and what a player wants is to play at the highest level he can. I have spoken with Odegaard before coming and he told me that It was a 10 out of 10 in everything, as a club and as a city. You can tell that it is a special club in the conversations I have had with them. “
-Ryan different from Valencia. “I think so, I am a different goalkeeper today because of the experiences I have had, since I left Valencia I have played as a starter at Brighton and I want to show now what I have learned since I left Valencia, because in the teams that I have played in recent years, I have learned a lot and I have grown. I have improved, but I want to show it with my actions, and we will see the opportunities that will come out, I want to show what I am now.
-He likes what La Real is proposing. “The style of the Real I think suits me, Olabe and the coach have told me that the goalkeeper must be comfortable to take the ball from behind, with possession, because the style is to have the ball. And he may ask me that he is comfortable with the ball, because the attacks start with the goalkeeper, and I think that is a characteristic that I have shown in my career “.
-Another offer from LaLiga. “Villarreal called to ask about my situation when Real’s interest came out in the press, but we had already given the floor to come to Real, and I think it was too late for them.”
-Play the World Cup. “It is one of the reasons for coming, but I am focused right now on helping Real. I have come here to play and that is what the club wanted too, for me to come to show what I have. And I cannot think about the matches of the national team when I’m focused on Real, there are other times to think about that. “
-Relationship with Remiro and Sheriff. “With Alex remiro and the coach we get along well. With Imanol we have had a couple of conversations and how he wants to handle me here at the Real and join the team to train with them normally. Because I have to go up the physical levels. With Alex everything okay, he’s taking me home tomorrow because he lives near the hotel, so we get along well, we’ve talked a bit about his career and mine so far. We know we’re not going to gain anything by hating each other, and it shows in the club that the team is more important than an individual, that’s why we are here, to support each other “.
-Epoch in Valencia. “I want to try to take advantage of a new opportunity in the league, in my time with Valencia there was a lot of instability in the club and it was not going well, but it is what it was. I learned a lot from that time, and I was trying to use the experiences from there. Now I come back and I am ready for everything I have. “