18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
"It was a bitter-sweet mood in the dressing-room afterwards because we feel as though we had opportunities to win the game, but we weren't as clinical as we needed to be," he said.
"Credit to Montpellier who displayed real aggression throughout the game and competed for everything. They were a real handful at the breakdown and scrambled very well in defence. They're a good side who are likely to have a big say in the Pool alongside Glasgow and Bath who were impressive on Sunday afternoon.
Leinster host Glasgow Warriors at the RDS on Sunday and Schmidt believes the Scots will travel in confident mood following their victory over Bath at the weekend.
"Glasgow are a vastly improved side who have now won 5 games in a row and we know that we'll have our work cut out," he added.
"We know them well and they'll travel to the RDS on Sunday with confidence having defeated us here earlier this season in the PRO12. They'll take great heart from their rousing late victory over Bath where they displayed great heart to fight back and get the win.
"There is always a threat whenever you face teams from your own league because of the familiarity between each other, so we're expecting another big challenge. But with another bumper crowd expected in the RDS on Sunday lunchtime it's a game that we're all hugely excited about and we know that our supporters will again play a major role."