Dundalk travel to Latvia tomorrow for the UEFA Champions League first qualifying round second leg tie with Riga FC and speaking ahead of the journey, first team coach John Gill looked back on the positives from the first leg.
“We didn’t concede on Wednesday which was crucial on the night. We could have been better in the final third, we had a lot of the ball.
“We created some chances, we got into some great positions. Riga played like we thought they would play. This team has been down this road before, we are not going to panic and it was important that we kept a clean sheet.”
Gill felt that it was a ‘typical’ night of European football and is looking forward to the next leg.
“It was a typical European game. It was nip and tuck the whole way through, neither side wanted to give anything away. We expected that and that is the way the game panned out. We will dust ourselves down and go again in the second leg.”
The Dublin native told dundalkfc.com that he is expecting a different match at Skonto Stadium and is confident going there.
“One thing is for sure is that they will have to come out and play. They sat in the other night which we expected but they will have to come out and play.
“I don’t think that we will have as bad a night in the final third and I think it’ll be a more open game over there. We are confident heading to Riga.”