Saracens hooker Jamie George has urged for a better response from his team when they face Clermont Auvergne for the second time in the ongoing European Champions Cup at Stade Marcel-Michelin on Sunday.
The finalists of the last season met on Monday at Allianz Park and it was Clermont Auvergne, who dominated the encounter with a 14-46 victory following a hat-trick from Alivereti Raka.
This was also Saracens' sixth defeat across all the competitions and George has the challenged the team to bounce back and make a statement on Sunday.
"It hurts, of course it does, but the way we respond to this is the most important thing now," England hooker George said.
"The scar that is left...in six weeks' time if we come away being proud of the performances we have put in, then we will feel a lot better.
"We need a response because of the way that we played. We are all very disappointed with how we played. We need to have a collective look at our game and learn from that.
"We have got players who care about this club and because we care about it we will learn from it and we will put it right in a huge game next Sunday."