British & Irish Lions centre Brad Barritt heaped praise on his Saracens teammates after their emphatic 33-10 European victory over Munster at Allianz Park.
The 28-year-old, who was part of the Lions squad for the tour of Australia in 2013, returned to the Sarries line-up for the first time since injuring his leg during England’s victory over the Wallabies in November.
It didn’t take Barritt long to re-find his feet in Mark McCall’s side as he helped secure their fourth win of the competition to put them in a strong position to qualify for the quarter-finals.
A Munster side featuring fellow Lions Simon Zebo and Paul O’Connell was no match for Sarries and Barritt believes his side are in a great place to go on and achieve something special this season.
“We’re all so proud here at Sarries to put in a performance like that in front of our home crowd,” he said.
“It’s been a long time coming and I think the boys stepped up brilliantly. The pack set a great platform and the backs took some fantastic chances and took the game to Munster. It’s a huge confidence builder to go into half-time leading 23-3 after two great tries.
“It’s been frustrating not to be involved during the last six weeks so it’s fantastic to be back now and be part of a great Saracens performance.
“As a team we feel we’re in a great place and we now have a huge challenge next weekend in Clermont, so we now need to get back to basics and work hard for that game.”