Derek McInnes has delivered a two word verdict on what has impressed him about Aberdeen’s performances this season.
The Aberdeen boss has declared himself most impressed with the ‘strength and resilience’ displayed by his side in overcoming adversity this season.
“There is a strength and resilience about the team and a real spirit amongst them” he told the Press and Journal.
“We have defended with concentration and denied space because we have been structured and not been too gung-ho.”
When it comes to the league table, Aberdeen have not been as impressive as they have in recent years.
They look set to finish in third place for the first time in four years.
However, in the cup competitions Aberdeen have excelled so far this season. They have reached the Betfred Cup Final, and are set to face Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final next month.
The Dons have certainly showed the ‘strength and resilience’ in the cup, particularly against Rangers. Aberdeen drew at home with the Ibrox side in the Scottish Cup quarter-final. But McInnes masterminded a 2-0 win at Ibrox in the replay.
It would be fitting if McInnes’ spell of good seasons with the Dons ended with a trophy. That has eluded them in the last few years. However, even if the Dons lose out in the Scottish Cup, it has still been a good season for the Pittodrie side.