"There will definitely be things we can take from that game," said Mark McCall, Saracens' Director of Rugby, ahead of only their second appearance in the last four of the Heineken Cup. "Sometimes you need some gentle reminders of what you are about and what makes you successful.
"Toulon is a huge challenge for us, and that is the only game we will talk about for now, but it wasn't maybe the performance that we wanted.
"Gloucester put us under some pressure from time to time. We gave away a couple of reasonably soft scores - some of our mistakes gave Gloucester their opportunities.
"We were 25-16 down, but arguably we could have won that at the end. We fought our way back into it. The nature of our fight-back and the spirit and togetherness is what we are about."
But the pain of the defeat was compounded by the shoulder injury suffered by Saracens back row forward Will Fraser - Heineken Man of the Match in the quarter-final victory over Ulster.
"Will is going to go for an MRI scan, and we will know more after that," added McCall. "It would be a big loss. He has had a great season, but we have got some decent back-rowers to cover."