Halliday: Let's Make Tynie a Fortress

10 May 2022

After a thrilling 2-0 win over RFS in Latvia last month to secure our first three points in Group A, Andy says the focus must go towards making Gorgie a gruelling experience for away sides – especially when coming up against a storied side in I Viola.
“It’s a big one for us; we’re 90 minutes away from getting a positive result,” he told the press in his pre-match media conference. “We’ve put ourselves in a good position within the group, but we’re well aware that we’re coming up against a fantastic football club with great tradition and great players.
“We’ve certainly done our due diligence on a great side, but we’re hoping that we can exploit some weaknesses as well. When you watch them; you can see that they’re a very brave team, both in and out of possession.
“For us to get a result, we know what we have to be on top of our own game. We’re going to focus on what we’re good at tomorrow night. The previous European matches against Zurich and Istanbul showed us that we can’t afford to make sloppy mistakes at this level of football.
“We implemented our plan a lot better in Riga. We now want to try and make our home pitch a fortress. It’s a tight pitch, and we know how they like to play, but we’re going to try and use it to our advantage as well."