We won't be caught out like that again, says Leicester Tigers winger Scott Hamilton
Winger Scott Hamilton said Treviso's attack-minded approach to Sunday's Heineken Cup game caught Leicester Tigers by surprise.
The second leg of the European double-header with the Italians takes place at the Stadio di Monigo on Saturday.
Kiwi Hamilton says Tigers will have to make big improvements to their game after Treviso's thrilling comeback at Welford Road caused a tense finale.
Tigers led 26-7 at the break before the visitors stormed back to within one point of a losing bonus point.
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"A lot of their tries were soft," said former All Black Hamilton.
"They weren't even missed tackles, they just seemed to be waltzing through us.
"It was a sombre changing room afterwards with a lot of people worried about what we may be looking at during the video session this week.
"They played really well and tested us, getting to the line and looking to off-load with pressure on.
"We were not prepared for that. We were all expecting them to play conservatively, which they didn't.
"They just kept playing and playing, gaps opened up and we didn't adjust very well.
"They made us look amateurish on occasions and we need to work on that.
"We had a leaky defence and questions have to be asked.
"It was poor, but we got our five points and it's going to be very tough this weekend."
Tigers have never lost to Italian opposition in Europe's top competition.
But their last visit to Treviso saw that statistic sorely tested.
A last-gasp Alesana Tuilagi try secured a 34-29 victory after the Italians had looked set for a famous win.
"They have a better squad now and are always going to get better by playing in the Pro 12," said Hamilton.
"We know it won't be easy out there.
"Toulouse were losing at their place for 30 or 40 minutes before they eventually won.
"It will suit our attack better having a wide pitch out there.
"But we will have to adapt better. They slowed the ball down and sat at the back of rucks.
"We were doing our best to throw away opportunities as it was without them making it harder for us."