Alun Wyn Jones: Ospreys will keep pushing to realise European ambition
THE Ospreys will head for Leicester tomorrow (3pm) with Alun Wyn Jones pledging they will keep on knocking until they realise their European ambitions.
The region are attempting to become the first visiting side in six years to win a Heineken Cup tie at Welford Road.
They are in a desperately difficult group, with four-times champions Toulouse favourites to qualify, but Jones says they are being driven on by so many seasons without European success.
"We are ten years old now and realise we have only been to the quarter-final stage," he said.
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"We're in a difficult pool and are aware of what we haven't achieved.
"It's a case of making sure we keep knocking on the door and producing positive performances as a team."
The Ospreys are top of Pool 2 after posting a bonus-point win over Treviso but they are keeping their feet firmly on the ground.
"I'm always fearful of doing too well too early," said Jones.
"You become complacent then, and complacency is the biggest danger to a professional sportsman. It's a job half done in this first batch of matches."
Leicester are in do-or-die territory, having lost to Toulouse, and Ospreys coach Steve Tandy has told his players they will need to improve to get a result.
"We will need to lift our game considerably if we want to achieve anything up at Leicester," said Tandy. "We can't afford to slip off our game for large periods like we did last weekend or we will pay the price.
"Leicester won't give us a second chance."