Chris Ashton says Saracens can bounce back in Champions Cup
Last Updated: 09/05/17 5:10pm
Chris Ashton believes Saracens can bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Wasps by regaining the European Champions Cup on Saturday.
The reigning champions face Clermont Auvergne looking to put the 35-15 loss to Wasps in the Aviva Premiership behind them.
And Ashton, who will become the leading try-scorer in the competition's history if gets on scoresheet after reaching 36, believes his side are tough enough to come back.
"Obviously we didn't have a great last weekend getting beat at Wasps," he told Sky Sports News HQ.
"But we're pretty good, pretty resilient at putting that straight behind us and getting on with it.
"We've had another great season in this competition. We're looking forward to it, these are the games everyone wants to be involved in.
"The group and the experience we have it's a big occasion and we like these weeks."
Saracens became champions of Europe for the first time last year after beating Racing 92 in Lyon.
They became the first team in the competition's history to win all nine games in the tournament and Ashton believes their experience can see them through against Clermont.
"It's something that you can only gain with experience is staying calm in those situations," he added.
"Competing in the final last year and getting the job done is such a big step forward. It's a lot of relief, the hard work that goes into it has been put to good use.
"We know how to play it and how to do it no matter how the game goes.
"The squad is in a good place and hopefully it will pan out like it did last year."