The Socceroo keeper, who plays in the Premier League with Brighton & Hove Albion, has entered his second season in the UK.

Ryan enjoyed an impressive debut campaign between the sticks for Brighton, helping them stay up.

But the 26-year-old is aware of how players in his position are viewed differently to other positions.

"It’s in the culture of England to be critical of goalkeepers all the time," he told The Daily Mail.

"It seems to start with the pundits and go down to the fans. Don’t get me wrong, not everyone is the same and everyone is entitled to an opinion but what you don’t get here is an ex-goalkeeper on the panel who has played the position and really understands what it is about.

"I mean there are things about being a striker or midfielder that I don’t understand as I have not had the experience in that position so I wouldn’t judge. But this is just how I see it a little bit.

"I am generally OK with opinions."