Ulster won the home clash with Clermont 16-11 but Craig Gilroy - a try scorer against the Tigers - is quick to warn that Aurelien Rougerie's team will be a tough nut to crack in front of their passionate fans.
"It goes up a notch again next week, absolutely no question about that," said the 20-year-old wing. "The reality is that the win over Leicester will mean nothing unless we go over to Clermont and put in a performance.
"However the win definitely gives us belief - and shows that we can beat any team in the competition - so we have to take the positives and try and replicate those in France. We'll just get back to work and try and make sure everything's right for Saturday.
"And we proved that we can beat them when we won the Round 1 match back in November.
"Obviously we had home advantage on that occasion, but we beat them nevertheless and we know we can beat them home and away and that's what we'll be looking to do.
"That said, they are a great team especially among their backs where they have got some of the best players in the world.
"It still amazes me that I could be playing against them - it is a complete dream.
"It's only just over 12 months since I made my debut and to play against the likes of Sitiveni Sivivatu, Lee Byrne and Rougerie, it's crazy. But I can't let myself get star struck. I would just have to play the best I can no matter who I might be up against."
Ulster could also play their part in a piece of Heineken Cup history for Irish rugby - Ireland have never had three clubs in the knock-out stages of any of the previous 16 tournaments - but now a new benchmark is possible for a nation which has won five Heineken Cup crowns.
"Last Friday was a really special night - it is nights like that which remind you why you love the game so much," added Gilroy.
"It was a great feeling, a great buzz and a fantastic win. The Heineken Cup is up another level, you really have to up your game so to not only win but to get a bonus point was amazing.
"It puts us on the front foot going into next weekend. I hope we can reproduce what we did against Leicester and take that over to France.
"Ravenhill is our fortress but we believe we have one of the best teams in the competition and we want to be able to beat any team no matter where we play."
Ulster captain and South African international lock Johann Muller, who has proved such an inspirational figure in the team's drive for quarter-final qualification, admitted: "There is everything to play for. Yes, we're top of the log in the Pool but it doesn't mean anything if we don't go down to Clermont and get some points away from home.
"And that will be an incredibly difficult task. They're one of the best sides in Europe so we're definitely up against it. But if we can play with the passion, pride and commitment we showed against Leicester, anything's possible."