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 four years ago that I was at Leicester and a lot's happened since then," he said. "Most of the boys I was really friendly with have moved on.
"It is not something that's in the back of mind and I am just enjoying playing here. I had a great time at Leicester but I just want to get over there and get the win.
"Because we feel that, even when we go away from home, we've got the quality to beat teams. We'll be travelling to Welford Road full of confidence and thinking that we can win that game.
"Winning away in Europe is about breaking down mental barriers and I think we have done that. We've beaten teams like Worcester Warriors and Harlequins in pre-season friendlies and beaten Bath in the Heineken Cup.
"We are not thinking 'We'll go and give it a crack, we might get close and maybe get a losing bonus point.' We are now going over there thinking there's no reason why we can't get the four points.
"We got to the quarter-finals last year and pushed Northampton Saints hard away from home. But for a few mistakes, we could have won that game.
"It is now a matter of us believing it. That's the great thing about boys like Johann Muller coming in - we know we can be as good as anybody else and we don't go across fearing anybody anymore.
"The game against Clermont just proved how good our forwards are. The whole squad fronted up. We knew it was going to be a big, physical battle but I don't think we took a backward step anywhere on the field. That win will give us confidence going forward."
Ulster have now won their last nine Heineken Cup matches in Belfast, with Head Coach Brian McLaughlin adding: "We have a superb record at Ravenhill in the Heineken Cup.
"We are very proud of that record and to add a team like Clermont to that list is phenomenal for us. It was a superb display, an unbelievable display from everybody.
"But next week is a new game, a new plan and we'll have to turn it all on again.
"We've got to keep our feet firmly on the ground. If we want to get to where we want to go in this competition, we've got to turn up on Saturday and perform.
"There is no point turning in a display like that and then taking our eye off the money next weekend. We've got to go to Welford Road and do the same again. We'll make sure we're preparing to go to Leicester ready to give a top quality performance like we did against Clermont.
"We have learnt from what we achieved last year. What we have to do now is not just be happy with the win over Clermont. We need to kick on from that. The victory was outstanding but now we have to build and build and build to get to our dream which is the quarter final and further.
"Leicester are a superbly strong set-piece team but we just have to front up and do exactly as we did against Clermont. It doesn't get any bigger than Leicester in the Heineken Cup."