CORK CITY have it all to do away to Rosenborg next week, but defender Damien Delaney isn’t writing off their chances off turning around their Europa League third qualifying round tie.
A pair of first-half goals from Jonathan Levi gave the visitors a 2-0 win at Turner’s Cross last night, with City regretting the failure to take chances when the game was scoreless. Nevertheless, Delaney is bullish about City’s prospects in Trondheim next Thursday.
“It was different from the Legia game, where we were penned in and it was more counter-attack stuff,” he said.
“First half, we played some great football and we got in a number of times, but you need to be able to take your chances. When you don’t, you can’t give up two, that’s the level of concentration that you need.
“They’re a good side but we showed tonight that we’re a good side too and we are more than capable of going there and turning it around. We’re going to need the same level and then the end-product as well.”
Delaney and City will look for an improvement next week, and he is aware of the need to learn quickly from this game, putting the lessons into action.
“You learn lessons, but you have to wait until next year again,” he said, “you wish you could play them every week so people would believe we do belong at this stage.
“We are good footballers and technically and tactically good enough to play these games.
“We are a good side when we press high up the pitch, the lads are so good at it and so honest. It just comes down to fine-tuning it, taking our chances when we have those spells and making sure we don’t give up.”