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Green wants more physicality from Tigers

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Calum Green previews Sunday afternoon's Premiership action at Welford Road against Saracens and shares an insight into the mindset of the Tigers squad, as well as discussing how he's found his return to Leicester so far this season.

Tigers lock Calum Green says the Leicester squad have spent the week fully focused on righting the wrongs from the competition's opening week loss away to Worcester Warriors.

Speaking to LTTV at the club's Oval Park training ground in this week's edition of Captain's Chat, Green said: "We have been working hard, trying to put things from the Worcester game."

"We didn't do certain things that we said we were going to do and so we are working hard to put things right.

"Hopefully this week we can do that."

The visitors for the Round 2 fixture are the reigning Premiership and European champions, which Green said hasn't been addressed throughout the squad's preparations as the focus has been on what they can control and improve upon ahead of the Sunday afternoon showdown.

"We are just focusing on ourselves ... around the ball being more physical," said Green.

The second rower, who will lead the side with Tom Youngs out after suffering a knock in the opening round, also reiterated there is no "panic" among the Tigers squad.

"It's early days, we are not in any sort of panic ... if we get things right, we are going to beat teams," he added.

The Sunday fixture is the last of the round across the Premiership and first of the new campaign at Welford Road, which Green says is a 'special' place to play and was his aspiration growing up as a youngster.

"Playing at Welford Road is special, it's something I grew up aspiring to do," he said.

"It is going to be a special occasion [on Sunday] and we're all buzzing and looking forward to getting out there."

Green returned to Leicester, where he made his professional rugby debut after a successful junior and academy career for Tigers, ahead of the current season and admitted to 'loving' being back at the club he grew up admiring and hoping to one day represent.

"It was quite strange for the first few weeks coming back," said Green.

"I'm loving every minute of being back."

Watch the full interview with Green above on LTTV.