Dundalk midfielder John Mountney admits that the first goal will be crucial as Stephen Kenny's side look to overturn a 2-0 first leg defecit in their Champions League clash with Legia Warsaw tomorrow night.

Mountney believes that the Irish champions are determined to set things right and is confident that the Lilywhites will go out there to win the tie.

“It was a disappointing result for us last week," said Mountney.

"There’s no doubt about that. The manner of the goal we conceded in the last few minutes was frustrating but we aren’t out of the tie.

“We will get up again and prepare right before we go again on Tuesday. We want to go out for the win. We’ll go there and try win the tie.”

The dream of the Champions League group stages remains alive and the Mayo native is hoping to draw on experience of two years ago against Hajduk Split, while obviously looking for a different outcome this time around.

“We want to progress as far as possible. We want to get as far as possible in the Champions League. It’s a dream to play in the Champions League for all players.

“We were in a similar situation two years ago away to Hajduk Split when we went over there 2-0 down and we conceded first. We can’t let that happen again. We need to score first and really set the tie alive."

Two seasons ago in the Europa League second qualifying round the Lilywhites went 3-0 down on aggregate to lose just 3-2 having won 2-1 on the night and the Bohola man is adamant that experience will be crucial but conceded that the first goal on the night will be vital to the Irish champions’ chances of progression.

“We took it to the wire. We can go and be positive and get the result. We are so close to the group stages – we want to make a real go at it.

“The second goal made it difficult for us, but as I said, we have been here before. The first goal is going to be massive. It has been a great experience so far and we want to experience more.”