Jan 12, 2018
Brad Barritt: "There's Still Lots To Come From This Team"
Brad Barritt has said that the squads understands the magnitude of the game when the Saracens squad gears up to take on Ospreys on Saturday.
Sarries sit third in Pool 2 of the Champions Cup and know that a win would take them into second place ahead of a home game against Northampton Saints to round off the pool stage.
The Saracens skipper has won the Champions Cup in back-to-back years and knows the task that lies ahead of he and his Sarries teammates.
He said: “I think everyone understands the situation, it’s almost a fourth round knockout game; it’s essentially a knockout game before the customary knockout games in the Champions Cup.
“We come into the game off the back of a good performance and a good victory last weekend, we have as close to our strongest outfit out, having had quite a few injuries throughout December.”
Ospreys hold the record for the most tries in the competition, tied with Sarries on 17 and boast a strong record this season in both the Pro 14 and in Europe and Barritt says that his side is aware of the threat posed by the Welsh side.
He explained: “We know what sort of threat Ospreys pose, they are a fantastic team, well coached and with a sprinkling of internationals in the team so to go down to Swansea is going to take a huge effort from us.”
Last weekend yielded an impressive Saracens performance against Wasps in Coventry on Sunday and Barritt says he feels there is more to come from the squad:
“The game against Wasps was our best performance from the last couple of months, I think last week was a pretty married up performance in terms of what we expect from our defence, what we expect from our attack and how we like to apply pressure on teams.
He added: “There’s still lots to come from this team and a there’s still a few guys making early returns from injury who can take us to another level this weekend.”