Saracens boss targets more glory days

Date published: May 15 2016

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Saracens head coach Mark McCall believes his squad are the right age and have the right hunger to go on and be more successful.

McCall watched his side produced a composed performance to win their first European title at the Grand Stade de Lyon on Saturday, defeating Racing 92 by 21-9.

McCall added that he was especially pleased for chairman Nigel Wray after his investment over the last two decades.

"We have got a tightness and a togetherness in this group," McCall 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 Nigel Wray (Saracens chairman) 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."

Focusing on where the final was won, McCall credited his half-backs Richard Wigglesworth and Owen Farrell for expertly managing a tense occasion, with Saracens out in front for the majority of the match.

"I thought for large parts we were in control and I think we could have won more comfortably," added McCall.

"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 we have shown how much they have grown in the last two years."

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