Gloucester head coach Dean Ryan has called for "an increase in tempo" from his side when they host Italian champions Calvisano in next weekend's return Pool 6 fixture at Kingsholm.
Gloucester eventually bagged six tries in their 40-17 win in Italy to grab the bonus point they needed to stay in touch with the unbeaten Pool leaders Cardiff Blues.
But Ryan was left slightly concerned at the way his side lost their grip on a 23 point lead against 14 men and conceded two second half tries.
Calvisano played all bar five minutes of the second half with 14 men and scored their two tries while down a man. Yet, despite their disadvantage, they managed to reduce that 23 point deficit to nine points with less than 10 minutes to play.
"We did what we had to do - we got the job done and can now move forward to next week," said Ryan.
"I am satisfied with the outcome because we had to get a bonus point and when you go into a game with that frame of mind you do things slightly differently from how you would normally.
"It's hard because you are effectively chasing a game from the off. The pitch was tight, small and heavy which meant it was difficult to get numbers on anyone but we did well to adapt to what was in front of us and did some good things without ever really getting into our stride.
"In games like this, you sometimes have to wait for long periods for your dominance to come through and I thought we did that. We didn't always execute certain things like we have done really well in recent weeks but we got exactly what we needed from the game and that was five points.
"We can move on from this and try and increase the tempo next week at Kingsholm."
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