Speaking after his team’s 2-1 last 16 loss to Argentina at the World Cup, Australian goalkeeper Mat Ryan laughed off a brutal Tweet from a club teammate poking fun at his error in possession which resulted in Argentina’s second goal.
The former Brighton keeper is now with Copenhagen in Denmark where he has endured a tricky relationship with fellow goalkeeper, and former Liverpool player, Kamil Grabara. Grabara recently returned from long-term injury to take the number one spot from Ryan at the club after criticising Ryan’s club displays in October with Copenhagen underperforming, saying: “I just have to state that there is a reason why we are in ninth place in the Superliga and that the goals have poured in. It speaks for itself… I don’t see any competition for the goalkeeper position.”
Following Ryan’s error against Argentina Grabara tweeted: “Must have been politics, for sure.” Suggesting that Ryan feels the switch in goalkeeper at club level was down to a ‘political’ decision rather than a sporting one.
When told about the Tweet by Fox Sports, Ryan responded: “I’m not surprised with you, to be honest but, yeah, his opinion doesn’t really concern me.” Ryan is expected to leave Copenhagen in January in search of a new club.