The 21-year-old goalkeeper is winning rave reviews at Club Brugge.
Former Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Matthew Ryan admits he felt humbled after being praised by former Belgium footballer Wim De Coninck.
The 21-year-old left the Mariners in May to join Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge and has won rave reviews in the four games he’s featured in since keeping a clean sheet on his debut against Sporting Charleroi in July.
It led to De Coninck recently describing Ryan as “a leader in the making” and the Plumpton-born custodian admits it’s pleasing to receive compliments for his performances despite unable to fathom what is being written about him due to the current language barrier.
“It’s a bit funny that I can’t speak or read Dutch, so I’m not very aware of what’s going on in the media,” Ryan told The Daily Telegraph.