Goode: We just want to get better and better
SARACENS full-back Alex Goode praised the composure of his teammates after scoring another late matchwinning try to seal victory over Clermont.
Long-serving Goode stretched over at the death to dash Exeter’s hopes in last year’s Premiership final and repeated the dose in Edinburgh, getting on the end of a thrilling multiphase move to break the French outfit’s hearts. Goode told The Rugby
Paper: “It was a brilliant attack from the whole team leading to it.
“We went from well inside our own half on a kick return and went through phase after phase, showing that from one to 15 we could all hit holes and play.
“We knew Clermont were a top side and that it could take until the 70th minute to break them down, but we really started to stress them towards the end and I was the lucky one out wide to go through the gap and finish them off.”
With a second European Cup win, Saracens are creating the kind of dynasty Bath, Leicester and Wasps have enjoyed in the past.
Goode sees no reason why they should stop, adding: “I don’t think we’re focussing on that, but we are focussing on getting better and better.
“The great thing is we’re still a young group and we’ll be back in a couple of days seeing where we can improve and that’s the beauty of it.
“The two European Cup semi-finals and the final we lost provided brilliant learning and we continue to build on our experiences – you saw that.
“Teams enjoy purple patches against us – like Munster in the first 10-15 minutes and Clermont today – but you learn how to ride the storms.
“When Clermont scored their 100-metre try and got to within a point there was no panic – we were composed, fixed it and went on to win.”
Goode cannot find favour with England boss Eddie Jones but is priceless to Saracens.
He said: “You just have to come back to Saracens and play well. It’s another great win and we’ll travel to Exeter with confidence.”