Barritt demands Saracens challenge

Date published: November 9 2015

Saracens centre Brad Barritt has challenged his team-mates to "take it to another level" in the upcoming European Champions Cup competition.

The solid midfield back, who is set to play a vital defensive role for the club in the pool stages, is looking for a good start against Toulouse.

Saracens host the Frenchmen at Allianz Park this Saturday and Barritt cannot wait for the challenge after an excellent start to the Premiership.

"We've won four from four in the Aviva Premiership, which is a great way to go into Europe," he told Saracens' official website on Monday.

"We've gone very close to it (winning the European Cup) in the past. We've been in the final and semi-finals over the past three years. It's our year to take it to another level.

"It's definitely time we had an English winner. The Premiership is getting more competitive every year. It's now time we show that a few English teams can get through. In the past couple of years we've been the only ones.

"I'm pretty certain that the others will go a bit further this year, too."