NSI Runavik manager Glenn Stahl insists his side is not in Aberdeen on a sightseeing trip as he plots a shock Europa League win against the Dons at Pittodrie tonight.
The Faroese side are huge underdogs for the first qualifying round match against Derek McInnes’s side but Stahl believes Barcelona’s recent 8-2 defeat by eventual Champions League winners Bayern Munich illustrates how anything is possible.
He said: “The beauty of football is that it is illogical. And that’s why we love it. Who expected Bayern to put eight past Barcelona? If I had said that 45 minutes before kick off, you would have called me a lunatic.
“So that is the beauty. If we should play Aberdeen 20 times, they would definitely win 19 of them. So we are looking for that one in 20. We will do everything we can.
“Everything we want to do is in a positive manner. We can go out relaxed and try to play the game of our life.
“We will go out and enjoy it, but we are not visitors, we aren’t going to go out to take pictures. We are here to perform and hopefully to crack Goliath.”
The size of the task is daunting, but not one Stahl is shying away from.
He said: “This is an abnormal year, so I think our possibilities are bigger to do something amazing. Aberdeen stopped their league in March and have only played three games until now.
“I don’t know how their preparation has been, I can only speak for us, but we’ve been playing since May 9.
“From that point of view, I think it’s a possibility for us. But comparing the quality in the squads, there is a huge difference.”