Mar 27, 2018
Rusty but positives to take – Lozowski
Alex Lozowski labelled Saracens’ performance against Harlequins as ‘rusty’ but says there was enough for them to take into next Sunday’s crucial encounter with Leinster.
The Sarries fly-half kicked 14 points from the tee to earn the Men in Black their first win in three Aviva Premiership games.
With Wasps losing at Leicester Tigers, Mark McCall’s side sit in second place – a home semi-final spot – and Lozowski realises the importance of the victory on a special day for the club at London Stadium.
Of the venue, he told Saracens.com: “It was great to play at London Stadium, I really enjoyed it. It’s a fantastic stadium and the pitch was awesome.
“In general, it was a really, really good day. Both sets of players would’ve enjoyed playing in that environment and from a Sarries perspective, it was a really important result for us.”
He continued: “We started the game pretty well and then in the middle period of the first half we perhaps lost control a little bit through some mistakes and ill-discipline.
“We built up quite a nice lead which was nice but there’s lots to work on from the second half performance.
“We’ve not played for a couple of weeks so some things are a bit rusty but there are positives to take into next week.
“It was a really good result for us as we needed the points in terms of the Premiership table.”
Saracens head to Dublin on Sunday for a quarter-final clash with Leinster at the Aviva Stadium.
The Irish outfit’s tails will be up after a successful Six Nations campaign and Lozowski feels there will be an international feel to the occasion.
“It’s going to be a belter, isn’t it?” he said.
“It’s two teams desperate to win and do well in this competition and when you look at both sides there are internationals across the board, so I imagine there’s going to be a Test match intensity.
“Everyone wants to play in these big games and that’s why I signed for Saracens.
“We’re going to need our big players to stand up; we’re all looking forward to what is an awesome game for the club.”