He told The Sentinel: “You can’t fear anyone. I’m sure when fighters used to go into the ring with Mike Tyson they allowed intimidation and fear to creep in. The fight was then over before it had begun.
“You can’t be intimidated. Yes they are great players, but they are human beings as well. They make mistakes, they feel pain and they have their off days... just not many of them.
“For the public this is a massive game to see the best team, not only in this country, or Europe, but the world.
“With the players they have, they truly deserve that title.
“We are at home, we have been very good at home and hopefully we can continue that form. We will go out there and do our best to win the game.”