Only an inferior head to head record against pool winners Biarritz Olympique prevented Ulster from sealing a home quarter-final but that hasn't dampened the enthusiasm of the Ravenhill faithful.
And while the mercurial playmaker is clearly delighted to be involved in the knockout stages alongside European giants such as Leinster, Leicester and reigning champions Toulouse, only a semi-final place will now suffice.
Humphreys and co travel to Stadium:mk in Milton Keynes on April 10 and the former Leicester star says he and his team-mates have their hearts set on an historic victory on English soil.
"We're absolutely delighted to have qualified," said Humphreys, who kicked Ulster to a crucial last-gasp victory over Biarritz in Belfast two months ago.
"Once the groups were drawn, our aim was to reach the quarter final. We said we had to get there and, fortunately, we have.
"We'd have been very disappointed not to have reached the last eight having won five of our six group games. That just shows how important the bonus points are.
"A home quarter final would have been ideal but we haven't really even been close since 1999. We're more than happy with the fact that we've got any kind of quarter-final draw.
"Now that we're there, though, we're thinking semi-final. We're not happy now just to say we got to the quarters.
"We know now that we're a team who can win anywhere, against anybody. We've got to have the confidence to go out and perform.
"Then there's the added incentive that, if we manage to win the game, we get a home semi final. All the motivation is there."