Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes seems to have plenty of confidence in his team. Indeed, he is in ‘no doubt’ that the Dons can defeat Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that we can deliver a performance to beat them” he revealed to the Press and Journal.
“I’ve no hesitation about that: that we can be good enough on the day and deliver a performance.”
It is good to see McInnes has such confidence in his players. Especially when you consider that the Dons will be without one of their best players at Hampden.
Dons skipper Graeme Shinnie will miss the game due to suspension. When McInnes missed last year’s semi-final, the Dons crashed to a 3-0 loss to Motherwell.
He will be hoping that a repeat doesn’t happen. Therefore, it makes sense for McInnes to give the players plenty of confidence ahead of the game.
Aberdeen will be outsiders for the game. McInnes knows this. But if McInnes gets some extra out of his players after they read his comments they could pull off the victory.
Aberdeen have the players to defeat Celtic. Sam Cosgrove to name but one. McInnes wants to get his players into the frame of mind that they believe they can defeat Celtic. These comments might will help the players find that mindset.