Defiant boss Derek McInnes was today confident he will lead the Dons to future trophy glory.
Aberdeen suffered Betfred Cup final heartache in losing 1-0 to holders Celtic at Hampden.
It was the third straight final Aberdeen have lost to Celtic, having been beaten in both domestic finals in the 2016-17 season.
Although gutted to miss out on silverware, McInnes refused to be too downbeat.
The Pittodrie gaffer has reassured the Red Army he has a young squad capable of lifting future silverware.
McInnes’ bid to add to the League Cup secured in 2014 suffered a setback when winger Gary Mackay-Steven was taken off following a horrific head knock late in the first half.
Mackay-Steven was conscious in hospital and undergoing tests last night.
He said: “I intend to win another trophy.
“I intend to make sure that I come back to another final with Aberdeen.
“While you can never say with any certainty, I am pretty sure I will.
“We will get back to finals with Aberdeen.
“As difficult as it is I am sure these players will become winners.
“And that is regardless of how other teams are doing.”
Aberdeen produced a strong performance at the national stadium but could not prevent Celtic winning a seventh straight trophy under manager Brendan Rodgers.
It was further Hampden pain, having lost the League Cup final 3-0 to Celtic in 2016 and the Scottish Cup final 2-1 at the end of that season.
Since those final defeats McInnes insists his team have proven they can handle big games against the Old Firm.
Aberdeen beat Rangers at Hampden 1-0 in the semi-final to set up the final.
They also defeated Celtic 1-0 in the final Premiership game of last season to secure a fourth successive runners-up spot.
McInnes’ squad will now go again in Glasgow – facing league leaders Rangers at Ibrox on Wednesday.
He said: “It has been aimed at us before in the past, that Aberdeen don’t deal with the big games.
“We had won three times in Glasgow against the Old Firm in the last eight games.
“No other team has done that.
“But we get beaten up about that by certain ones.”
Aberdeen were ranked outsiders for the Hampden showdown, but McInnes insists he is proud of his squad, despite another cup final defeat.
He said: “When you listened to anybody and everybody before the game, Celtic just had to turn up.
“And as long as they brought any level of performance, they were just going to swot us away.
“But we tried to make sure that wasn’t going to be the case and it wasn’t as straight forward as that.
“We delivered that type of performance and we were close.Finals are thin margins.
“There is a lot of pride in the performance but real disappointment that we have lost.
“We set out at the start of the tournament to win it.
“We knew Celtic were the strongest team in the competition.
“We knew the improvements in others, but we have beaten Rangers at Hampden, beaten Hibs at Easter Road and beat another Premiership team in St Mirren at home to get to the final.
“Celtic are still the best team at the minute and there are some good sides going.
“When you get to finals you cannot pick and choose your opponents.
“Two years ago Celtic were the best team in a generation and everyone lauded them for that, and rightly so for the season they had.
“They have their mojo back certainly over the last six or seven weeks.”