Mar 02, 2018
Good start and focused mindset key - Bosch
Marcelo Bosch believes a focused mindset is vital for Saracens to come out on top against Exeter Chiefs on Sunday.
The 34-year-old wants his side to begin well at Sandy Park to stamp their authority on the game.
A win could see the Men in Black climb above Exeter back into first place in the Aviva Premiership and former Argentina international Bosch says the team are looking to ‘finish their block of four games on a high’ before a two-week break in the fixture schedule.
“It’s an important game for us,” he told Saracens.com.
“It’s always difficult to play down there but we’ve always done well; it’ll come down to our mentality and focusing on changing some things we didn’t do well last weekend.
“We know it’s a tough place to go but we know if we go with the right mindset then we can have a good game.
“It’s key to be in the right mindset on the day and start as big as possible, start really switched on. If we receive the restart or we kick it from the beginning we need to put pressure on them.
“If you start well in the first five to 10 minutes then that gives you a good build-up of confidence as to what is going to happen during the game. It will be really key for us to start well on Sunday.”
Rob Baxter’s side reclaimed the league’s top spot with a last-gasp victory over Northampton Saints last Saturday.
The Devon outfit’s style has received many plaudits over the years and Bosch expects Sarries to do their fair share of defending.
He said: “We know they are a very good team and have good individuals.
“They work really well as a system and as a team; they play with width and are capable of maintaining possession for long phases so we need to be prepared to make a lot of tackles.
“They’re the champions of the Premiership which tells you something so it’s a good team but I believe in our squad. We are very keen and confident to go there, make it a good game and hopefully get a victory.”