RONAN O' GARA has said that La Rochelle need to find the right balance ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup against Leinster this weekend
La Rochelle will have to overcome a much fancied Leinster side that have swept all before them in this year's event.
O' Gara's side got to the final last year, but lost out to this year's beaten semi-finalists Toulouse in Twickenham last year.
O' Gara speaking to the media said that winning is the most important aspect on Saturday: After a while, I think it’s all about winning," he said
"You have to enjoy the journey but you need to win too.
That’s most definitely there but I don’t think that can… you know, winning is a process of what you do daily so we try to create good habits and good behaviors.
"It’s not easy when we all speak different languages and we all come from different backgrounds but what we’re trying to create here is a united group who want to achieve something together.
— RTÉ Rugby (@RTErugby) May 27, 2022
Speaking on what has changed since last year's defeat against Toulouse, he added:'I think we’ve been working hard at a lot of things.'
"You have to be very mentally strong to come back to this stage after what happened last year, even though I’m a huge fan of believing that you learn so much from getting to finals.
"I don’t subscribe to the fact that everything is a failure if you don’t get over the line. Yeah, we didn’t get over the line in Europe or in the Top 14.
"We learned from that and we’ve an opportunity to test ourselves in a really challenging environment against a classy team this weekend.
"I think we’ve probably timed our run nicely.
Leinster and La Rochelle's team news will be released later today
The game at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille on will take place on Saturday (4.45pm)