Ryan thanks god for Hazard exit

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Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan admits he is glad to see the back of Eden Hazard after he left Chelsea to join Real Madrid this summer.

Brighton goalkeeper Mathew Ryan admits he is glad to see the back of Eden Hazard after he left Chelsea to join Real Madrid this summer.

Hazard, 28, has been tormenting opposition defenders and goalkeepers in the Premier League for seven seasons with the Blues and will now attempt to do the same in La Liga with Los Blancos.

The Belgium international moved to the Bernabeu for a fee that could rise to £130million due to additional fees after winning two Premier League titles, a couple of Europa Leagues plus the 2017-18 FA Cup with the west London outfit.

Ryan is glad that he has gone, with the shot-stopper’s record against the talented forward not great, as he joked on the Fox Football Podcast.

‘I think from the four times I’ve faced him I haven’t saved a shot from him yet,’ he said.

‘It’s either been blocked, he’s hit the shot off target or he’s scored a goal.

‘It’s a bit of an annoying fact so thank god he’s gone somewhere else.

I put in a nice word to (Real Madrid) for him.

‘I would love to have the opportunity to face him again and stop him – that’s my motivation.’

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