Mathew Ryan’s team-mate and hated rival is SLAMMED by Australian fans for hitting the Socceroos skipper with a low blow soon after his horror mistake gave Argentina a goal
- Mat Ryan’s Copenhagen teammate Kamil Grabara took a shot at the Aussie
- Grabara took out the Socceroos skipper on Twitter for his poor ‘brain failure’
- The fans rallied behind Ryan and discredited Grabara as he has not appeared in Qatar
Copenhagen FC goalkeeper Kamil Grabara took a brutal shot at club-mate Mat Ryan after his horror blunder gave Argentina a 2-0 win over the Socceroos at the World Cup – and fans have slammed the outspoken Pole for the low blow.
The two Danish league goalkeepers have been locked in a heated feud throughout the season as they battle to be the club’s starting goalkeeper, with Grabara insulting the Aussie on several occasions.
Copenhagen FC goalkeeper Kamil Grabara shouts to his backline during a Superliga match against Randers FC
Ryan, 30, had a stunning World Cup campaign marred by a shock error in the 57th minute of the Socceroos’ 2-1 loss to Argentina when he made a poor touch under pressure that led to an easy goal for the South Americans.
Instead of supporting the fellow goalkeeper, Grabara took to Twitter to lash out at the Aussie.
“Must have been politics, sure,” he posted with a cheeky emoji, insinuating that Ryan can’t beat him out for the starting job based on skill or talent.
Reacting to the insult after the game, Ryan said: “Not surprised, really. His opinion does not concern me.
The World Cup skipper made some stunning saves against Argentina and will be a huge asset to European clubs as his agent has confirmed the Aussie will leave the Super League in January.
Fans rallied behind Ryan online, telling Grabara to shut up and pointing out that he was not good enough to represent his country in Qatar.
Mat Ryan sees the shot from Argentina’s Julian Alvarez go into the goal – the Aussie keeper was slammed for his actions by his team-mate in the Danish league.
‘@Kamil_Grabara1 you didn’t even make the WC team. Ryan kept 2 clean sheets and made fantastic saves. Ryan has also made a name for himself in England while not even the man in the kit remembers you,” one fan responded to the goalkeeper’s taunt.
‘Maty Ryan – Aus Captain, Leader & Highly Professional. Inspiring so many people around the world with his actions, on and off the pitch. Brave. Grabara – Disrespectful and uneducated on so many levels. Embarrassing himself. Coward,” wrote another.
Grabara is currently Poland’s No. 3 goalkeeper and has less track record than Ryan, but he has taken the Australian by storm since the start in Copenhagen.
– I don’t comment on my teammates’ performances – this applies especially when I haven’t been in the games, Grabara told the Danish sports magazine Tipsbladet.
He did just that by saying: ‘[But] there is a reason why we are in ninth place in the Superliga, and that the goals have flowed in. It says itself.’
Ryan battled Sydney FC penalty hero Andrew Redmayne for the Socceroos’ top spot and has always performed at national level, but battled for a No.1 spot at Brighton and Real Sociedad.
Ryan looks dejected after the Socceroos lost 2-1 to Argentina in the round of 16.
After the Socceroos loss, Ryan addressed his clinical error that changed the game.
“It hurts a lot,” he said.
“It’s difficult, it’s tough. You feel a range of negative emotions. You just have to keep bouncing back. It’s life’s way of imparting your hardest lessons.
Took a touch, two of them were on me right away, and tried to adjust as fast as I could. I got a little bump, maybe I could have tried to milk a foul there afterwards. Or put my foot through it.
The Blacktown junior has been Australia’s best goalkeeper since Mark Schwarzer and has enjoyed success around the world.