Glass: Aberdeen won’t be complacent despite lead over Hacken

A 5-1 win in the first leg of the Conference League tie gives the Dons a big advantage.

Glass: Aberdeen won’t be complacent despite lead over Hacken SNS Group

Aberdeen manager Stephen Glass has said his side won’t sit back on their 5-1 lead as they go into the second leg of their Conference League qualifier against BK Hacken.

The comprehensive win at Pittodrie last week makes the Dons heavy favourites to progress to the next round but Glass doesn’t want anything left to chance when they play in Sweden on Thursday. He says he’s confident his side will keep their focus, and know not to think their job is already complete.

“The boys, they won’t be complacent, they’re well aware how good Hacken are,” he said.

“If (anything) it’ll be a performance level on the night that gives us any issues. I don’t foresee complacency being a problem at all, no.”

Hacken need to score at least four goals to have any hope of making it to the next round, with the scrapping of the away goal rule meaning their strike at Pittodrie doesn’t carry the weight it may have done in previous years. Despite the size of the task, Glass expects the opposition to go for it with an attacking performance.

“I think it’s up to them how they approach it, I would imagine that they don’t see the tie as dead, based on what the manager said after the game,” he said.

“They’ll be thinking if they can score a goal or two early that it’s alive, so it’s our task to make sure that we look after our business the same as we did in the first leg.

“We’re very aware of their dangers, their threats, we’re aware of situations that can open up for us to score some goals as well.

“I think if we do the right things at the right time we’ll be OK but, like I said, it’ll be performance level on the night and complacency or a lack of which will dictate the outcome of the tie.”

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