This is a keeper André Onana to be very grateful after the hard fought victory of Ajax at Roda JC in the eighth finals of the TOTO KNVB-cup. The 22-year-old Kameroener played as a substitute in the decisive penalty shoot-out a crucial role.
After the regular time, it was still 1-1, while in the extension for a long time was not scored. Onana came in the 118th minute, the field in for Kostas Lamprou and stopped in the decisive penalty shoot-out a penalty of Mitchel Paulissen. Ajax won the series end with 2-4.
“Onana is a penaltykiller and fortunately he’s got that proven,” said a opgeluchte The Is after the cup match against FOX Sports. “It was a very heavy decision for us. Of course it must be better, but the only thing that mattered was to continue.”
Ajax was after sixteen minutes still on the lead came into the Parkstad Limburg Stadium by a used penalty from Dusan Tadic, but Paulissen made for rest at the end. In the second half played Ajax by far not good enough to get back on the lead, also saw The Lies.
“Roda built a wall and that was very difficult for us to pass through,” said the captain, who, just like many other basisspelers on the bank began, and in the 68th minute to cover. “We had a lot of the ball, but there was nothing dangerous. Inside the box was the occupation just isn’t good enough to create opportunities.”
While Ajax eventually wins out, pulled, fed up of The Lies or the fact that he is only following his departure to chelsea a penalty missed in the last series. “I wanted to confidently shoot, but it wasn’t the best. In the end I am very happy.”