Saracens were beaten 28-23 at Gloucester in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday although the losing bonus point in the defeat maintains the four point gap at the top of the table.
And although disappointed with the outcome, Director of Rugby Mark McCall was pleased with the fight shown by his players in the display.
“We were 25-16 down at one point and arguably we could have gone on and won the game at the end.” said McCall
“We fought our way back into it. The nature of our fight back, that spirit and togetherness, is what we are about.”
McCall did concede that his side allowed Gloucester to get what he admitted were a ‘couple of soft scores’.
“It wasn’t the performance that we wanted. Gloucester put us under some pressure from time to time. We gave away a couple of reasonably soft scores.
“Some of our mistakes gave Gloucester their opportunities. At the same time I am very proud of the fight we showed and a number of players performed well.
“There will definitely be things we can take from today’s game. Sometimes you need some gentle reminders of what you are about and what makes you successful.”