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Alex Goode insists Saracens can still make Heineken Cup quarter-finals despite Toulouse defeat
Saracens full-back Alex Goode admits the players were bitterly disappointed to lose to Toulouse at Wembley but insists the Men in Black's Heineken Cup is far from over.
The defeat to the four-times champions leaves Saracens four points behind Toulouse and realistically needing to win in France to have a chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
"Everyone in the changing room was very disappointed - with a big game like this as Wembley you want to come away with a win and unfortunately we’ve come up just short," Goode said.
"There are things we need to improve on but the group’s definitely not over for us – we pride ourselves on how we travel and we're confident we can get a result in Toulouse.
"Everyone was saying that the Ospreys hadn’t lost at home in the Heineken Cup for eight years and we went down there and put in a great performance.
"We’ve had some great away wins in the Heineken Cup so we certainly won’t be daunted by the prospect of going to Toulouse."
Owen Farrell missed a long-range penalty and then a drop-goal attempt in the last five minutes at Wembley but Goode says his England teammate was unfortunate not to steal a late win.
"Kelly Brown showed us why he played for Scotland Sevens and made a little break and got us into the 22 and I felt we were in a great position [for the drop-goal]," Goode said.
"Owen hit the drop-goal really sweetly, it just hit a hand unfortunately which took the pace off it because it was dead straight."
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