By Floris Koekenbier
Ajax attacker Tobias Sana has voiced his admiration for Real Madrid in the aftermath of his side's 4-1 Champions League Group D loss to the Liga champions on Wednesday.
The Eredivisie giants were unable to cause an upset against Jose Mourinho's men, and the 23-year-old stated after the final whistle that los Blancos are arguably the best team he's ever locked horns with.
"Everything is going so quick when you play against Real Madrid. They are by far the best team I have ever faced. They have someone like Cristiano Ronaldo, who is simply amazing. There's not much you can do against him," Sana told Goal.com.
"Their first touches, the way they pass, it's all close to perfection. The level of play in the Champions League can't be compared to the Eredivisie. Xabi Alonso passes the ball over 70 yards wherever he wants to. [Karim] Benzema's goal was another example of how good they are."
The winger then went on to admit that he was at fault for Madrid's opening goal as he lost possession in midfield.
"I take full responsibility for the first goal. I lost possession in a dangerous position and they took advantage of it," the Swede continued.
"The coach had already warned us against it, yet it still happened to me. It's a tough lesson, but we'll benefit from it on the long term."
Sana will be looking to get back on track at the weekend when Ajax take on Utrecht at the Amsterdam ArenA.