Defender Kari Arnason today challenged the Dons to rediscover their self-belief ahead of the League Cup clash at Motherwell.
Aberdeen face the Steelmen on Thursday in the quarter-final on the back of two Premiership draws.
The Reds were held 1-1 by Kilmarnock, the Premiership’s bottom team at Pittodrie on Saturday, a week after drawing 0-0 at Hearts.
Icelandic international Arnason said: “We need to get the self-belief in the team and get back to winning ways.
“We’re going into every game to win, and that should be the mentality of this club. This season we haven’t been beaten domestically and we have to keep it going.
“We know all about Motherwell’s qualities and strengths, so we can’t get too far ahead of ourselves. We all need to turn up for the Motherwell game, that’s for certain.”
Arnason ended a five-game exile from the Reds’ team when he came in to start the draw with Kilmarnock.
It was his first game time since starting the opening Premiership game of the season – a 2-0 win over Hamilton.
“I was very unhappy at myself in my first game (against Hamilton) as I didn’t show anyone what I can do” he said.
“I don’t know what happened, it was just a bad game.
“I knew from that point on I had to be patient for another chance because it is a very strong squad.
“It was very important for me to get those minutes under my belt.
“It is a lot different training every day but not getting those match minutes.”
In the build-up to the Kilmarnock clash, Dons boss Derek McInnes had challenged the 34-year-old centre-back to grab his opportunity when it next came around.
Arnason hopes he has done enough to retain that starting slot for Thursday’s League Cup semi-final showdown.
“I tried to keep it simple by winning the headers and clearing the ball (against Kilmarnock) but it will be up to the manager whether I keep my place,” he said.
Aberdeen appeared on course for a 14th successive victory over Kilmarnock when Stevie May netted after 10 minutes. However, the Reds’ form dipped dramatically soon after.
Arnason accepts Aberdeen cannot afford a similar dip against Motherwell away.
He said: “The first 30 minutes we battered them but we lost control for the last 15 minutes of the first half.
“Then we were sloppy at the start of the second half and Kilmarnock punished us for it.
“The first 30 minutes is the way we want to play but we can’t take the foot off the throttle.
“I don’t know what causes it but we have to eradicate it.”
Aberdeen slipped two points behind league leaders Celtic following the draw with Killie.
Arnason, who knocked the Hoops out of the Champions League with Malmo in 2015, said: “It is important we beat them (Celtic) here, and we can’t afford to drop points like Saturday if we want to challenge them.
“I’ve played Celtic at European level and they are very strong at home, so if we can get a point or nick three that would be great. “But coming up here we should be trying to beat them to close the gap.”