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Published: 11:31 | 15/5/16

McCall targets further glory

Irishman delighted with European success

Saracens boss Mark McCall is confident that his troops are in an excellent position to build on their Champions Cup success.

Owen Farrell kicked all of the Premiership club's points in a 21-9 victory over Racing 92 in Saturday's final in Lyon, as Sarries became champions of Europe for the first time.

Dan Carter started for the Parisian outfit but, unable to kick at goal, he was substituted early in the second half, and Racing's nine points came courtesy of the boot of Johan Goosen.

With his side now preparing to face Leicester in a Premiership semi-final next weekend, McCall is eyeing an era of glory for Saracens.

"We have got a tightness and a togetherness in this group," the Irishman told Sky Sports.

"Hopefully, if we are humble enough, which I think we are, and hungry enough, which I know we are, then there will be more days like this ahead.

"I am just so chuffed for a lot of people. I am chuffed for the players who have worked so hard, not just this year but in previous years.

"I am chuffed for the staff and for (chairman) Nigel Wray, who has put his heart and soul in to the club for 20 years. It is wonderful to finally give him the big prize at the end."

McCall was delighted with how his side managed the occasion and match in Lyon, with half-backs Richard Wigglesworth and Owen Farrell coming in for particular praise.

"I thought for large parts we were in control and I think we could have won more comfortably," said the head coach.

"I think our half-backs were wise and tactically in control of the game. When we had to show some maturity and some common sense, I thought it was a really good clarity of thought, and we did not give penalties away.

"I think (the players) have shown how much they have grown in the last two years."

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