"We've got nothing to lose and we won't fear going there," was his other comment.
Tigers will travel on the back of a massive win over arch-rivals Northampton Saints away from home and safe in the knowledge they are on course for a home draw in their domestic semi-finals in the Aviva Premiership.
Toulon put their defeat in Bayonne out of their minds with a big win over Stade Francais Paris last weekend and had a fully fit Jonny Wilkinson firing on all cylinders. If he can do that again on home soil this weekend then Tigers could be in trouble.
Keeping Wilkinson out of the firing line is key to the two-time champions' chances of success. Discipline will be vital and not switching off at vital moments - as they did in Toulouse in their opening game of the season.
Tigers came through the 'Pool of Death' to beat both Toulouse and the Ospreys to the quarter-final slot and will be battle hardened. Toulon earned a home draw for the first time thanks to five wins out of six in their Pool - their one defeat came in Montpellier - and have added former Heineken Cup winner Rocky Elsom and former World Cup winner Dannie Roussoux to their back row options since the Pool stages.
They have so many world class players to pick from they could almost run a second team capable of reaching the last eight in their own right. For instance, will Tigers tight head Dan Cole pack down against Welsh skipper Gethin Jenkins or his former England team mate Andrew Sheridan?
Bakkies Botha could start in the second row alongside either Nick Kennedy or Simon Shaw, Carl Hayman will feature at tight head prop and the back row options, with Juan Martin Fernandez-Lobbe, Joe van Niekerk and Steffon Armitage in the mix, will be a nightmare.
Is this the season, after two falls at the final hurdle in the Amlin Challenge Cup, that Toulon win European silverware? The component parts are all there, but they will face a Tigers side brimful of experience, talent and confidence.
The clash between Mathieu Bastareaud and Manu Tuilagi will be worth the admission price in its own right, as will Toby Flood v Jonny Wilkinson. It is a game you just won't be able to take your eyes off for one moment.
• Toulon have made 63 clean breaks in the tournament so far, a Heineken Cup high.
• Delon Armitage is one of only two players to surpass 500 metres gained in the Heineken Cup this season. The full-back has carried for 514 metres to date.
• This is the Tigers' 11th quarter-final appearance in the Heineken Cup. They have won six of the previous 10 and have reached the final on five occasions.
• The Tigers have won on seven of their 18 trips to France in the Heineken Cup and have lost in all of their last six visits across the Channel.
• Toulon have met English opposition on four occasions in the tournament and maintain a 100% win rate so far, beating Sale Sharks by an aggregate score of 79-6 in this year's pool stage.