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Mountney: Taking The Positives

First Team News
// 16 Jul 2017

John Mountney says he is taking the positives out of Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League second qualifying round, first-leg tie against Rosenborg BK.

The Lilywhites played out a 1-1 draw at Oriel Park and the midfielder expressed his happiness with the overall team performance despite not going on to win.

He told dundalfc.com: “I think it went well on the night, we were set up well and started the game very bright attacking-wise. We created a good few chances, within the first ten minutes even we had two chances so it was good to get the goal within twenty minutes.

“Obviously, conceding from the set piece is never ideal but at the same time 1-1 going in to the away leg isn’t a bad result.

“Something we have always done is score away from home so it’s no added pressure, we look at it with a positive view rather than a negative one.

“We have plenty of players in the team that are well able to score goals so we’ll prepare right and go out and give it absolutely everything we have to get through to the next round.

“We already know that Rosenborg are a top quality side, and you have to respect that. With the players that they have, some good international players but we’re optimistic.

“At the same time I think they will be stronger than they were in the first-leg. It’s going to be at their home ground in front of their home fans so I expect them to be better, so we know what we have to do – have to up our game and be at it too.