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Post-Match Chat | George Martin

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George Martin speaks to LTTV following the away defeat to Saracens on Saturday afternoon.

Speaking after the seven-point loss, the Leicester back-rower admitted there was a disappointed mood among he and his Tigers team-mates following a game of two-halves.

"Sore, disappointed, tight," said Martin, when asked for his immediate reaction.

In wet and windy conditions on the road, the 20-year-old said - while it played a part - there were no excuses.

"No excuses, it was a game of two halves," said Martin.

"The wind played a part in both halves, so it's not an excuse."

Martin was one of a trio of back-rowers who averaged an age of just 21, like the starting Leicester front-row did, which he said was a good experience but in no way an excuse after coming up against a near-all international front-row.

"I think our back-row is very capable ... we work hard as unit together" responded Martin.

When asked about what to take away from the experience, he added: "A lot fo things to tidy up there."

"All credit to them, such good defence on their line.

"it was always going to be a challenge against the best side in the league ... we just have to keep working, keep pushing forward as a squad."

Tigers return home next weekend to take on London Irish, who come to Mattioli Woods Welford Road on the back of a 31-point, 43-12 victory over Worcester Warriors on Saturday.

Looking ahead to the "challenge" of Irish, Martin said: "A big challenge next week ... they are a good team, a well drilled team."

"They've got good ball carries, good playmakers, it will be a good challenge next week."

Watch the full interview with Martin on LTTV above.