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"We have had some tough games, the away win in Toulon and subsequent European games where we have pulled through".

Clermont have come up short too many times on too many big days to have any conviction about their capacity to come out on top in the give and take of what is certain to be a brutal physical battle.

French side Clermont have named an unchanged side from last month's semi-final victory over Leinster.

The simple fact Saracens have five British & Irish Lions in their pack, all of them in contention to start a test in New Zealand, tells nearly the whole story.

"They have a good work ethic and do the basics well, they put pressure on your kicks and come alive when given the chance to counter attack".

But the winger, who also played for Harlequins in the Avivia Premiership, says there is no great secret behind his Saracens' success, other than they do things right. But as coaches analysing Clermont, it just seems that they have something more about them and their team spirit is fantastic.

The French side lost to Toulon in both the 2013 and 2015 finals and hope to go one better against holders Saracens at BT Murrayfield on Saturday evening (5pm) to win Europe's top trophy for the first time. The England fly-half is the player Clermont fear most and they will attempt to shut him down at every opportunity.

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This will be the third time Murrayfield has hosted the final, the two previous finals in the Scottish capital were each won by margins of fewer than seven points, with Toulouse beating Stade Francais 18-12 after extra time in 2004/05 while Leinster defeated Leicester 19-16 in 2008/09.

Ulsterman Mark McCall's side go into their clash with Clermont Auvergne in Edinburgh with the prospect of a "double double" still alive. Against Munster [in their semi-final] they could have scored three or four more tries.

Past year they hammered Racing 92 in the final before winning the English Premiership and few are betting against another double.

Now he is looking to add another good one to that memory bank - and if Champions Cup try No 37 comes along in the process, it would make it a really special one.

North London's Saracens, eyeing a domestic and European "double Double" are on the verge of establishing themselves as an all-time great club side but the 30-year-old Barritt said he wanted his team to focus on the here and now rather than their place in history.

Most impressively this season Saracens have evolved their attacking shape - multiple layers, risky runners in the front line and pace out the back to expose the smallest weakness.

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