Leicester Tigers' veteran skipper martin Corry has warned the rest of Europe that there is plenty more to come from his side this season after they clinched their place in the quarter-finals.
The man who already has two Heineken Cup winners medals in his locker can now set his sights on a third after his side clinched top spot in Pool 3 with a bonus point defeat against the Ospreys in Swansea.
"I'm sure there are mixed emotions on both sides. We lost a game, which is never a good feeling, but we got the point we needed to win the Pool," said Corry.
"The Ospreys won the game, but still have to wait to see if they've done enough to qualify. It was a bit of a slug-fest, and a big test of our character, but I'm pleased we are through to the last eight."
"We've topped the Pool with two defeats, which is pretty unusual. But we are through from a Pool that contained Perpignan and the Ospreys and we will take a lot of satisfaction from that.
There are two sides to every game - attack and defence - and the way we defended, especially when we were down to 14 men, was very, very pleasing.
We haven't got anywhere near our potential yet. We are a good side, but there are a lot of good sides in this tournament, so we aren't going to look too far ahead."
Heineken Man of the Match Geordan Murphy was another Tigers player who was bitterly disappointed to lose, but nonetheless happy to have made it into the knock-out phase.
"We had to grind out a six point loss that we knew would keep us on top of the Pool. It was very difficult and the Ospreys really put it up to us," said Murphy.
"It was a very difficult game. We got through, but full credit to the Ospreys."
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