We may have to win all Euro ties, says Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill
Director of rugby Richard Cockerill believes that his Leicester Tigers side may have to win their remaining four matches to finish at the top of their Heineken Cup pool.
Tigers head into tomorrow's clash with Treviso at Welford Road with one win and one defeat under their belts.
After back-to-back games against the Italians before Christmas, Tigers then face the return with Ospreys, in Wales, next month before completing their qualifying fixtures with another heavyweight battle at home to Toulouse.
"We probably have to win all four of our pool games to finish top," said Cockerill.
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"Depending on what we get bonus point-wise, we might be able to get away with winning three."
Most Tigers fans will believe that their side need to bank bonus-point wins in both matches against Treviso, if they are to take control of the group in the next 10 days.
"In the home game, we have to look for five points and make sure we get it right," Cockerill said. "We have to pick those points up, there is no point pretending we won't.
"For the away game, we have to go there and win first and foremost. Treviso are a hard side to play against. But if we get it right there is no reason why we can't get 10 points out of the next two weeks. We need nine as a bare minimum."