Despite his obvious disappointment after their second half revival fell short against Racing Metro, Dan Biggar says the Ospreys won’t be feeling sorry for themselves.
Having trailed 15-0 at the break, a huge second half effort saw Biggar and co hauling themselves back to 15-14 as the clock passed 70 minutes but they were unable to complete the job as Racing held on to maintain their unbeaten record in Pool 5.
Biggar acknowledged that the defeat has, in truth, ended his team’s European hopes for another year, but he refused to be downbeat.
"We're probably out of it now, but we can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves” he said.
“This young group of players needs to learn from these experiences.
"I think we actually edged the game. It was a game of two halves - they were the better side in the first and we had the second.
“But we're hugely disappointed because of the tries that they scored and the fact we didn't take our chances. Racing have a huge pack, we gave them too many turn-overs and the yellow card cost us as well.
"What is also disappointing is that we created a lot of chances, but didn't finish off enough of them. Some of the rugby we played was as good as we have put together all season.
"But if you don't take your opportunities in this competition you are unlikely to get a result. We showed a huge amount of effort from a very young side and we are very proud of that - sometimes you need a little bit more.
"Racing have got some big guys and a lot of experience they can bring off the bench. I guess that's what comes from having that amount of money to spend."