Edinburgh coach Michael Bradley admits his side are entering the lion’s den when they travel to Munster on Sunday but he believes they can keep their Heineken Cup hopes alive.
Edinburgh, who reached the Heineken Cup semi-finals last season, were thrashed 45-0 by Saracens in this season’s European opener and have struggled in the RaboDirect PRO12 of late – losing their last three matches.
Munster will also be desperate to collect maximum points having come away from Racing Metro with only a losing bonus point but Bradley believes patience could pay dividends at Thomond Park.
“There’s no doubt that this is a massive game for us, but it's also a big chance for us to get our European Cup campaign moving and challenge the teams in this group," said Bradley.
“Thomond Park is a fortress, steeped in the Heineken Cup history. The fans and the players will be fired up for this, so we'll need to front up to the physical aspects of the game from the outset.
“If we match them physically, and are patient and accurate in possession, then we have a chance to impose our game plan and not be dictated to by the Munster players and a Thomond Park crowd that will be desperate for a home win.”