Saturday 16 December 2017

Dundalk going for broke in €15m clash

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Daniel McDonnell in Warsaw

Stephen Kenny has promised that his Dundalk side will adopt a bold strategy in their bid to pull off one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history.

And Kenny is prepared to live with the consequences if an attacking approach leaves his side vulnerable to their hosts Legia Warsaw, who enter tonight's €15m decider with a 2-0 advantage following their success in Dublin.

Kenny says that his team will burst out of the blocks at the Polish Army Stadium in an attempt to make the game interesting instead of adopting a cagey approach.

"It would not just be one of the best results in Irish history if we pull this off, but I'm sure it would be up there in terms of comebacks in the Champions League," said Kenny. "We can't be too cautious. If you were 2-0 down at half-time in a game you would say 'right we need to go for this now' and we must have that approach.

"There maybe is a consensus that maybe we should try and keep it 0-0 for a long period and in the last 20 minutes see if we can penetrate and have a go.

"But that's not in my thinking at all. We are going to have to not be conventional, we are going to have to play differently.

"We need to score three goals or two and bring it to penalties even."

Irish Independent

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