REAL Sociedad boss Jagoba Arrasate today said he knows his side will have to play well at Pittodrie next week if they are to see off the Dons.
The La Liga outfit hold a 2-0 advantage in the third round qualifying tie following their first leg victory in San Sebastian thanks to second-half goals from David Zurutuza and Sergio Canales.
But Arrasate insisted they will not fall into the trap of underestimating Aberdeen in the return leg in the Granite City.
“This result has to be good enough,” he said.
“But to make sure of it we need to play well in the second leg.
“We can speculate on the result but we have to go into the second leg like it’s 0-0 because we know that matches in Scotland are never easy.
“They will have a large crowd on hand and we need to solidify the outcome.”
The Sociedad boss was happy with his team’s display at the Anoeta, however he admitted he would have liked to have added to their two goals.
Arrasate insisted that he believes a third home goal would have killed the tie.
“It’s a good result, but the scoreline is a tad short, we had chances to score a third.” he said.
“We have four centre-backs, and Alex Callens too, but we have a good option in Elustondo.
“He played well and I am happy with his work.
“We started off fairly quiet in the first half, but from there we did a lot of good things.
“But I think we lacked precision to score a third goal, which we were looking for and it could have decided the tie.”