“Because it is the national stadium, the pitch is in very good condition. Hopefully that will benefit us.
“If the temperature stays the same as it is tonight, I think we will be ok.
“Even then, I think we will be ok.
“We have had to go to some very warm away venues in the past and it has not been a major problem.
You just have to get on with it. Kazakhstan and Rijeka was both in the 30’s. Even last year in Cork when we were there for pre-season, it was incredibly hot.
“I think we will be ok tomorrow.
“I could not tell you if I prefer to play at home or away first.
“A lot of the ties we have played recently we have been at home first and we have then taken a result to wherever we have had to go. We have a different task tomorrow. Hopefully we can give a good account of ourselves and take a positive result back to Aberdeen.
“We do not need a similar start to the one we had in Finland.
“I actually think it was encouraging the way we then bounced back during the game despite the set-back. It was a sign that we are gelling. But it would be a much easier game tomorrow if we don’t do the same again.”
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