May 19, 2017
Koch: "We See Each Game As A New Challenge"
Saracens prop Vincent Koch has emphasised the squad’s desire to keep on competing ahead of the Premiership semi-final against Exeter Chiefs.
Koch explained the squad’s desire to keep a run of form going following on from the Champions Cup triumph in Edinburgh last weekend.
The 27-year old said: “I’m really excited, I think it’s going to be a massive challenge as well; especially coming off the back of a good win last week to face a good Exeter team this weekend.
“I think it’s going to be really challenging for us but I think we had a really good week of training this week”
The Springbok also explained the need to treat every game the same as they approach the business end of the season with a famous ‘double double’ up for grabs.
“Us boys here at the moment don’t pick our games,”, Koch explained, “we see each game as a new challenge and although we won the Champions Cup last weekend we still need to focus on what we’ve been playing for this whole year in the Premiership as well.
“We are really focused and I think there’s an extra motivation for this weekend to know we might be able to win the double again if all goes well.
“The guys have played a lot of games this season in the Premiership and really don’t want to slip up in the semi-final so we’re going to go out all guns blazing this weekend and hopefully make it another memorable one.”
The match at Sandy Park on Saturday will see a repeat of the 2016 Premiership Final and will be Saracens’ eighth successive Premiership final and Koch explained the group ethos that has taken the club to those levels.
He explained: “I think that the guys just want to work for each other, you don’t want to let down the person next to you and I think that the group we have is amazing.
“They work unbelievably hard which is great and the group never lies down, they’re always up for a battle; the group and the culture that we’ve created here is really good and that’s just working hard for each other.