McEleney: Ready To Go
Dundalk FC played out a 1-1 draw with Rosenborg BK in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, first-leg tie at Oriel Park last week.
Patrick McEleney gave his thoughts on the game to dundalkfc.com, “I thought we started very well but the goal at half-time killed us a wee bit, it killed our momentum. But, I think it went well. I feel we were the better team overall.
“I don’t think having to score away from home is any different, I think we have score goals no matter where we go and play and that’s always going to be our aim, so it’s no different,” said the 24-year-old.
The Lilywhites travel to Trondheim to face the Norwegian Champions on Wednesday at Lerkendal Stadion and the midfield maestro knows what to expect when both sides meet in the second-leg.
“It’s a different game, Rosenborg are going to be a different animal at home in their own environment so we know it’s going to be tough but we’re looking forward to it.”
McEleney won the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month for June. It was the first time in his career and he had a fine month of June scoring four goals including three goal of the season contenders.
“It’s always nice to get individual awards. I think that I’ve said before that the goalkeeper and the back four deserve a lot of credit as they give us the platform to go and do our stuff.
“I think the whole squad deserve the praise, we had a bad defeat to Cork at Oriel Park before the break but we all came back early and got our heads down – I think that has showed with our results and the way we have been playing.”