Kilmarnock defender Kirk Broadfoot is refusing to take Europa League progress, and that is the correct attitude to have.
Killie lead Connah’s Quay 2-1 on aggregate ahead of the second leg at Rugby Park. However, Broadfoot feels that the Welsh side will play with freedom and little expectations, and that the tie is not over.
“This is a cup final”
“This is a cup final for Connah’s Quay. They’ll see it as them coming up here to Kilmarnock with nothing to lose” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.
Broadfoot doesn’t want Kilmarnock to be overawed by the occasion of European football returning to Rugby Park.
“You don’t change the way you play because it’s a European game as opposed to a league game.”
Veteran knows how to win a tie in Europe
Broadfoot is adopting the right attitude when it comes to the game. He has experienced plenty of European nights in his time at Rangers, and will know what needs to be done to get the job done.
It is a big night for Kilmarnock, their first home tie in Europe for a long time. It is also the first competitive home match for manager Angelo Alessio.
The players will be eager to put on a performance, but they can’t allow the occasion to affect their game. Thankfully with veterans like Broadfoot in the side, that is unlikely to happen.