Dons boss Derek McInnes insists there has been no hangover with his Scotland caps after the Euro 2020 qualifiers.
Skipper Graeme Shinnie and centre-back Scott McKenna both started the disastrous 3-0 Group I defeat to Kazakhstan.
McInnes is angry that Shinnie was made a scapegoat by some critics for the loss to a nation ranked a lowly 117th in the world.
Midfielder Shinnie was drafted in at short notice to the left-back role by national boss Alex McLeish in Kazakhstan due to an injury crisis in that position.
The Dons skipper later admitted to fears he would not play for Scotland again.
Shinnie dropped to the bench for the 2-0 win in San Marino but McKenna started against the minnows.
A narrow victory over the world’s worst footballing nation was also slated.
Back at Pittodrie, the duo were today set to return to training ahead of Saturday’s Premiership trip to Hearts.
McInnes said: “Both lads are too good and too well motivated to dwell on anything. It is football, there are ups and downs.
“It is important not to dwell too much on any experience, whether good or bad, and move on to the next game.
“They will do that and will be absolutely fine. I am just looking forward to getting Graeme and Scott back in among us.”
Shinnie was an unused substitute on the bench for the 2-0 defeat of San Marino, rock bottom of the Fifa world rankings.
McKenna retained his place and helped deliver a clean sheet.
McInnes reckons valuable lessons were learned by McKenna in both outings and hailed him for a strong performance in a game against San Marino which carried immense pressure following the defeat in Kazakhstan.
McInnes said: “Every experience is part of the learning curve for a young player.
“Even going over to Kazakhstan and losing, which was a real sobering experience for Scott and a really tough night for him.
“Scott has to learn to be more demanding of the people in front of him. To be more demanding not to be dragged about as a back four and keep people in their slots and in their own position.
“Because that came back to bite the defence.
“However, the San Marino game for me was a big plus for Scott because that was a tough game for those boys.
“There was probably more pressure and tension on that game for a young player than any other game he has played in.
“But he came through that with a clean sheet and a very strong performance.”
All three senior players away on international duty have returned to Pittodrie with a clean bill of health and are ready to face the Jambos at Tynecastle.
Winger Niall McGinn started in both Euro 2020 qualifiers for Northern Ireland – wins over Estonia (2-0) and Belarus (2-1).
McInnes said: “Everybody has come back fine from international duty – Niall, Scott and Graeme.
“They didn’t train yesterday but will be back training today.”
Teenagers Connor McLennan, 19, and Lewis Ferguson, 19, both had to withdraw from the Scotland Under-21 training camp in Marbella.
McInnes said: “Lewis got sent back from the Scotland U21s with a wee concern but we hope he will be okay for Hearts.
“Connor was pulled out of the U21 squad as he has a little knee complaint that has affected his training.”