Hoare: Building Momentum
Seán Hoare hailed his team-mates for digging deep and scoring late in their last outing at Dalymount Park. A last minute goal from Ciarán Kilduff ensured victory for the Lilywhites and the defender knows how important a win it was to build momentum going into the European fixture.
“I think it shows the depth of the squad when players like Killer can come on and grab a goal like that,” he said. “It was a tight game, the pitch was sticky enough and didn’t really help the lads. Bohs played quite well to be fair to them but just the way things are going for us at the minute it is no surprise that we popped up with the last minute winner.
“Dundalk is built on clean sheets and with the power that we have going forward I think we’ll always threaten teams. We are getting back to basics, we know that with not conceding any goals it gives us the best chance of winning games.”
The Lilywhites host Rosenborg BK in the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round on Wednesday. Hoare revealed to dundalkfc.com that confidence is high within the squad.
“Confidence is very high amongst the players and it is important that we’ve built up momentum at the right time coming into the Rosenborg game. We don’t have much injuries at the minute so we’ve a full strength squad now and everyone is raring to go.
“I know it’s a cliché to say the supporters are the 12th man but they can really push us on when we’re on the pitch and there is no better atmosphere than European nights. I’ve seen it looking on over the last couple of seasons and it’s tremendous to now be a part of it.”