"To come here and beat them, and inflict their first home defeat this year, and by nearly 20 points - it's a pretty great occasion for our boys.
"A lot of our kicks were contested, and we put them under pressure under those kicks, regained possession. That's what you want to do. They have a big team and we wanted to turn them around, prevent them from getting some go forward. We didn't want to give them early targets so they could put us on the back foot.
"We had looked at we thought we needed to do. They have a massive back and good backs, so the key for us was not to give them some front foot ball. We wanted to turn their big guys around, make them work hard, make them have to get back to do the work. It can be hard for the big boys to do that, and that's we achieved."
Montpellier coach Fabien Galthie, whose team had opened with an away win in Italy over Benetton Treviso, was unhappy at the way his team failed to get to grips with the occasion and the opposition.
"I knew that a team like Ulster was certainly capable of hurting us. We played with a couple of young, inexperienced players who had never played at this level. It was one of those days where, if the smallest thing doesn't go your way, it can get pretty ugly. That was the case today, a lot of things didn't go our way," admitted Galthie.
"We are now in a very tough position for qualification. We have to be realistic, it is going to be complicated for us."