Goalkeeper André Onana takes the blame for Ajax’s defeat in opposition to Liverpool within the Champions League group stage. As a result of a blunder by the Cameroon worldwide, the crew from Amsterdam misplaced 1-0 to Anfield on Tuesday.
Schuurs: ‘It hardly ever occurs Onana’
“I do not know what occurred. I made a mistake,” Onana admitted afterwards. “I haven’t got a lot to say about it. It is my fault and I am chargeable for it. We did not win right now and I am taking the blame for that.”
Onana thought within the 58th minute that Neco Williams’ curving cross would go over the again line and made no try and catch the ball. To his horror, he noticed Curtis Jones getting into the successful 1-0 on the far put up.
Ajax had a number of alternatives to attain and noticed David Neres hit the put up earlier than Jones’ 1-0. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was near the equalizer within the last part, however his header was a prey for Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher.
Defender Perr Schuurs additionally didn’t wish to blame Onana. “This occurs to everybody, together with our improbable goalkeeper. It hardly ever occurs to him. It’s a disgrace that it occurred to him right now.”
“After all we come right here for 3 factors”, continued Schuurs, who acquired a yellow card simply earlier than half time. “We created sufficient alternatives and earned at the very least one level. I’m disillusioned.”
Because of the defeat in opposition to Liverpool, Ajax has to beat Atalanta within the final group match on Wednesday to succeed in the knockout part of the Champions League. The Serie A membership goes by Tuesday’s draw in opposition to FC Midtjylland (1-1) with a lead of 1 level within the all-deciding match within the Johan Cruijff ArenA.