Ambrose: I’ve put mistake behind me

Celtic defender Efe Ambrose admits it was difficult to get over his Europa League howler but has vowed to put the mistake behind him.

The Nigeria international gifted Fenerbahce a way back into the game with a short header back to Craig Gordon which Fernandao capitalised on. The Turkish outfit eventually rescued a point from the clash at Celtic Park.

Ambrose reflected on that error after scoring whilst away with Nigeria during the international break.

“I put it behind me and I’ll work harder to make sure such a thing won’t happen again,” he said.

“You learn from your mistakes and I believe I have learned from this again so for me it’s just time to move on.

“It wasn’t easy to get over the error. Sometimes as a player you find yourself in those situations.

“It can happen to anybody, not just Efe Ambrose, anybody who is playing. Mistakes can come, it was a gift for them but the most important thing is the management, the gaffer and the players stand by me.

“They know these things happen in football, when a defender, or a goalkeeper, makes a mistake everyone sees it, but other people make mistakes in the game which we try to cover up.

“If Craig had caught the ball nobody would be speaking about this, it is not a mistake, but because the communication between me and Craig was not there it’s been blow up.”

The defender was grateful to the backing he has had from his team-mates.

He added: “I appreciate everything because it’s not easy going through that emotion, but they help me to come out of it. I am getting back, I am stronger and better to go ahead and see what I can do to help the team.”

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