Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes today claimed the Dons can hold their heads high again after overcoming FK Ventspils.
The Dons blew away the Latvians 3-0 in their Europa League second qualifying round first leg at Pittodrie.
It was a resounding response to the shock 1-0 loss to part-timers Fola Esch in Luxembourg in the previous round.
McInnes admitted it was hard to look people in the eye after that defeat.
But he reckons the Dons should stand proud after second half goals from Jayden Stockley, Adam Rooney and new signing Wes Burns fired them into pole position in the tie.
McInnes said: “There was a collective feeling from us all that the performance in Luxembourg was not us.
“That was more like us against Ventspils.”