Kairat Almaty arrive at Pittodrie on Thursday night looking to protect a 2-1 lead from last week’s first leg in Kazakhstan.
McInnes, who has one injury concern over an unnamed player, said: “You don’t have to score in the early stages of the game. Ideally we will. There has to be a measured approach and intelligence as well passion.”
Kenny McLean’s away goal gives the home side genuine hope but McInnes knows his side will have to be on their mettle against very capable opponents.
He said: “You saw their quality in the first leg. They still possess that quality and we need to make sure that we try and limit their opportunities. The two goals are top quality, it shows you what they can do.
“It gives us encouragement that we can go and score again. We’ve got it all to do but it’s something that we’re looking forward to.
“We want to try and utilise the crowd and get them into it as well but we’re playing against, I think everybody appreciates, a good team and we’re not going to get it all our own way.”