Derek McInnes today called for his underdog Dons to show their Euro bite to see off Scotland’s hoodoo side NK Maribor.
Aberdeen will tomorrow face the Slovenians in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg at Pittodrie.
Maribor have already sent Celtic, Rangers and Hibs crashing out of Europe in recent seasons.
McInnes is convinced the Dons can end the miserable run of Scottish clubs against the PrvaLiga side to progress to the play-off stages.
A bumper crowd in excess of 15,000 is expected to cheer on the Dons in their latest step in the quest to reach the lucrative Europa League groups.
McInnes is determined to secure a first leg win to take to Slovenia but insisted the unseeded Reds will not be gung-ho against a team who played in the Champions League Group stages only two years ago.
He said: “We go into tomorrow’s tie as underdogs but we are not daunted by that. The players should take confidence from previous results and performances in Europe.
“They should take confidence from their domestic form over the last few seasons as well.
“We are confident in ourselves that we can get the right result.
“We should put that demand on ourselves to go and win the game and I believe it is a tie that we can win.
“In previous games where we have been underdogs without the same resources we have shown we can get the right result.
“We have had big wins against Groningen and Rijeka in Europe.
“Although Maribor play the game differently to Rijeka and Groningen I would put them up there of equal quality.
“It will need two strong performances to progress.”