Ryan has been the established Socceroos No.1 under coach Ange Postecoglou but was forced to split the role over two 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers this with week with resurgent understudy Mitchell Langerak.
Both were exceptional in matches with Iraq and United Arab Emirates, as they have been at club level this season.
Ryan moved from his Spanish club Valencia to Genk of Belgium in order to earn more game time in January, while Langerak continues in goal for fallen German giants Stuttgart.
"I was disappointed personally not to play the other night but Mitch having done a great job shows the depth we have in every position," Ryan said.
"Great teams around the world have great players for every position."
The competition for the No.1 role will only get more intense in the coming months as a glamour friendly with Brazil nears, as well as the FIFA Confederations Cup.
Ryan said there would be no chance of a dummy spit from either himself or Langerak.
"We have a professional relationship. We're not going to jeopardise each other by making a problem or a situation out of it," he said.
While it's unusual to change up goalkeepers, Postecoglou said the rivalry was exactly what he wanted.
"I want them to push each other," he said. "We haven't had them both going at (club level at) the same time. It's the first time they've both come into camp playing.
"I thought Maty was brilliant tonight. It's helping he's playing some football.
"He looked sharp, he looked determined and you know what, maybe missing out the other night maybe just focuses him even more which is what we want."
Ryan said he was delighted to be back on the pitch regularly for Genk.
"Its funny how football works sometimes. To go from not playing and now I've got a quarter-final of the Europa League," he said.
"I'm loving being out on the pitch again doing what I love."
And then there's Danny Vukovic.
The Sydney FC goalkeeper was brought into camp after exceptional form between the sticks this season.
While he was never in line to make a Socceroos debut at age 32, Postecoglou saluted his standards and Ryan enjoyed it as well.
"It was great having Vuka in camp. Growing up as a kid, he was my idol," Ryan revealed. "He's a keeper of great quality."