Andre Onana has acknowledged he made a “really big mistake” in Ajax’s 1-1 draw with Benfica in Group E of the Champions League.
Ajax goalkeeper Onana gifted Benfica an opener in the 29th minute of Wednesday’s encounter in Lisbon, putting the visitors’ defence under pressure with an unnecessary Cruyff Turn before failing to deal with the resulting throw-in, enabling Jonas to tuck home.
Onana insists that Erik ten Hag’s side were always confident of fighting back.
“I made a really big mistake. I made the wrong choices, twice, which led to their goal,” Onana told UEFA.com.
“But as a goalkeeper you just have to be strong and look forward.
“Even though it wasn’t our best game, I still thought we were better than Benfica.
“We kept faith, because we have great strikers so there was always belief that we could score.”