Future Inter goalkeeper Andre Onana has said that he will cry when he leaves Ajax and the city of Amsterdam at the end of the season, according to a report in the American media.
Speaking during an interview with ESPN, via FCInternews, the Cameroonian goalkeeper explained that now that the main goalkeeper at Ajax is injured, he will do his best to fill that role before he moves on at the end of the season on a free transfer.
“Before my disqualification, I was an important player here. Now I have to fill that role again. But not necessarily at all costs. The club is always bigger than the individual players. I’m here to help the team.
“I will give everything every day, in every training session. I hope that with my contribution I will contribute to the successes we aspire to at the end of the season.”
He is clearly very proud of the professional development that he has made at Ajax but he makes it clear that he must look forward to what he will do in the future, which is play for Inter.
“In this club I have become one of the best goalkeepers in the world. It’s nice to think about it. But as I always say: looking ahead is the most important thing. So for me it is important to start from here with good feelings.”
Andre Onana has spent many years living in Amsterdam and went through the hugely difficult period of his doping violation ban for nine months there. He will be very emotional when the time comes to leave.
“When I leave this city, I will cry. For sure. Thinking about it now, it hurts. It is not easy to leave the place where you grew up as a person, it helped so much. This club was great.”