Pete: League is our bread and butter08 December 2022
The Terrors arrive in the capital off the back of a bruising European encounter with Dutch side AZ Alkmaar – with De Kaasboeren taking seven goals off Jack Ross and his side in Holland after a narrow 1-0 victory in the first leg at Tannadice.
Our Austrian midfielder knows every team reacts differently to these heavy defeats, and was keen to emphasise that United weren’t going to arrive in Gorgie still licking their wounds.
“We’re all excited about the Zurich tie, but the full focus is on the Dundee United game on Sunday,” he told the media in his pre-match media conference.
“The game next week will take of itself. Our bread and butter is the league, that’s what got us to Europe last year and it’s what’ll hopefully get us there again.
“I saw bits from the first leg, but I didn’t watch them last night. We’ll go into more detail when we analyse their game tomorrow so we’ll have to see. You never know what’s going to happen; every team reacts differently.
“We really should ignore the result yesterday; they’re a good side and they got European football for a reason.”
With yet another Tynecastle sell-out pencilled in for Sunday, Peter underlines the need to keep the wins coming after being held at Easter Road last weekend.
“I always look forward to playing at Tynecastle, to be honest!” he added.
“Apart from the Covid period, we always had great crowds at home. For United, we’ll have another sell-out crowd. We go into every game expecting to win, and we have to keep that up for the supporters.”