Munster coach Tony McGahan has admitted that Sunday's Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Biarrtiz Olympique in San Sebastian "is what this year is all about".
And the straight talking Aussie says he has no worries about his team bouncing back from their 15-11 home Magners League defeat against the Ospreys.
"We have shown already this year that if we have a disappointing result we can certainly come back from it. We will re-group this week," said McGahan.
"Next weekend is what this year is all about for us and we're chasing a Heineken Cup. We were well beaten in the end by the Ospreys, they competed on every ruck, they put a lot of pressure on us and they won turnover ball.
"It was a big game for us and we needed a result. I know we showed a little fight to come back in the game, but it wasn't enough at that stage."
McGahan is confident he will have three of his first choice back division players available for San Sebastian, wings Ian Dowling and Dough Howlett and centre Keith Earls, and is hoping skipper Paul O'Connell's groin strain has fully recovered by Sunday.
The second-row has not played since Ireland's RBS 6 Nations defeat to Scotland on 20 March and has sought specialist medical help to try to find a cure.
"We're very hopeful with Ian Dowling, Doug Howlett and Keith Earls. Paul O'Connell is in a race against time at the moment, so we're just giving him every opportunity at this point."
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