Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana says that the showy European visionaries aren’t anxious about anybody as they plan to proceed with their wild ride in the Champions League with the principal leg of their semi-last at Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
Multiple times European victors Ajax are chasing their first major mainland triumph since Patrick Kluivert brought down AC Milan in the 1995 last and have warmed hearts with an exciting hurried to the last four that has reviewed the greatness long periods of Johan Cruyff and Total Football.
Next up are Spurs, who Ajax meet in the wake of dispatching ruling European victors Real Madrid and Juventus — tipped by numerous individuals to win the entire thing in the wake of marking Cristiano Ronaldo — with exciting showcases that captivated football fans over the landmass.
“In the wake of beating Juventus and Real Madrid you’re not scared of anybody,” Onana said in a meeting with AFP.
“They (Spurs) are a generally amazing group. They have generally amazing players, particularly on the counter where they can make issues for us. Be that as it may, it’s dependent upon us to deal with these circumstances.”
Cameroon worldwide Onana has been an apparatus between the sticks as the Dutch goliaths chase a memorable treble that Ajax have not finished since Cruyff’s 1972 prime, when they won the second of three back to back European Cups and consolidated that with the Dutch Cup and group title.
They are additionally top of the Eredivisie, albeit level on focuses with PSV Eindhoven, and take on Willem II in one month from now’s household glass last.
Inquired as to whether he anticipated that Ajax should go so far in Europe, Onana stated: “To be straightforward no! It’s my first season in the Champions League, and when we met all requirements for the gathering stage it was at that point like ‘stunning’.”
Ajax’s mainland crusade commenced against Austrians Sturm Graz path back in July, the first of three qualifying rounds they needed to consult before making the gatherings.
“We said to ourselves, there are six matches, we should check whether we can hold tight to the Europa League!”
Rather Ajax completed serenely second in Group E, unbeaten and just two points behind possible gathering victor Bayern Munich, and now have a practical shot of joining the Bavarians on five European Cups in the wake of turning on the style in the knockout rounds.
“It’s the theory of the club and it’s significant for us to remain consistent with it: control the diversion, keep ownership… unmistakably fans have been getting a charge out of watching it, and we have a ton of fun playing it,” says Onana.
Ajax have additional inspiration going into their conflict at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as they realize this is the last shot for this gathering of players to stun everybody and grab the greatest prize in football.
Star midfielder Frenkie De Jong will leave for Barcelona in the late spring for an underlying 75 million euros ($89 million), while focus back Matthijs de Ligt, who asked Juventus to take a hike with a projectile header in the quarter finals, could pursue his colleague to Catalonia.
In the wake of thumping out Real, mentor Franck De Boer conceded that advances Hakim Ziyech and David Neres and Onana would likewise all be focused by Europe’s greatest clubs come the finish of the period, and the plug needs to close down this time with the ideal separating blessing in the wake of passing up the Europa League to Manchester United in 2017.
“Unmistakably this is our goal. Not only for the objective all by itself, yet for us, in light of the fact that after this season, there will be a great deal of players who will leave,” says Onana.
“It is significant for us to accomplish something important. On the off chance that that implies winning the treble, well that will be basically excellent.”