We have to win and win well - Leicester Tigers' Sam Harrison on Sale clash
Leicester Tigers scrum-half Sam Harrison believes nothing but a win against Sale Sharks this afternoon will be satisfactory.
Tigers have slipped in the Aviva Premiership following back-to-back defeats at the hands of Harlequins and Saracens.
So it is imperative Richard Cockerill's men get back to winning ways at Welford Road today and Harrison acknowledged the importance of this weekend's clash.
"This is a massive game now," said the 22-year-old.
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"This four-week period was always going to be a big period and now, as we haven't got the results we wanted, it is even bigger.
"Nothing but a win will be satisfactory."
Tigers uncharacteristically let a 17-6 half-time lead slip against Saracens at Welford Road last weekend.
"Obviously, it was a disappointing result for us," said Harrison.
"We were going into that game hoping to get the win and it was a game against the team we were closest to in the league so it was a really important game.
"We are all disappointed that it didn't go our way, but we have only got ourselves to blame for the last couple of results.
"But we aren't panicking and there won't be a big throw-up or a change in the whole squad.
"We are confident we can go out there and put on a good performance.
"That is also important. I think the fans deserve a decent 80-minute performance as well and we have got that in mind.
"It will just be a case of getting back to doing what we do every week really, and just trying to be better in those little areas.
"We need to focus on the performance across the whole 80 minutes instead of just say 60 minutes."
While making sure they stay in the play-offs is the main priority, Harrison won't rule out the chance of a home semi-final.
"We have got every confidence that if we play as well as we can, then we can get back into the top two," he said.
"Obviously, it depends on other results now and isn't entirely in our hands.
"We want to get a home semi if we can but, if not, we will get in the play-offs and that's the main focus."