Man of the Match in Leinster's victory over Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw says Leinster will have to go up at least another level if they are to become five-time European champions.
Speaking to BT Sport after the game Henshaw said: “We knew from the start of the week it was going to take a massive squad effort, coming to the champions’ home patch and taking them on upfront,”
“Fair play to Exeter, they showed their class in those first 10 minutes when we were 14-0 down so we knew it was going to take a valiant effort.
“I think that’s up there with the toughest game we’ve played all year. It was near international standard and certainly, our defence was put under huge stress by Exeter. And fair play, for our forward pack they rolled their sleeves up and muscled up towards the end of the game and really helped us get over the line.”
Asked what it will take to win a record fifth title, Henshaw added: “We know it’s going to be a huge effort from all the squad. We’ll have a look at the other games now but all the teams in the quarters are all top-class outfits and we need to back that performance up going into the semis and do even better if we are to get even to the final. So we’ll take it one step at a time and build from there.”