Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath praised his players' commitment after an epic battle against four-times Heineken Cup Champions Toulouse on Saturday.
His side came agonisingly close to recording a famous win in the south of France but were forced to settle for a losing bonus-point.
The Cherry and Whites are back on home turf for Round 2 of the Heineken Cup when they host compatriots Harlequins next weekend.
Conor O'Shea's side sit at the helm of the English Premiership and are unbeaten this season, winning all 11 matches they have played in but Redpath believes Gloucester will take a lot of belief from the defeat to Toulouse into the game.
"I was delighted by the performance and to get a bonus point but obviously its still a defeat," he said.
"We need to take the positives out of this.
"At this level it all comes down to little things and small margins. And coming here you have to be clean and give nothing away.
"We maybe gave away to much but I cant fault the players and their commitment, it was top draw.
"We like to play and we have to take encouragement in the way we play - we have some really talented players in this squad.
"We will have to take some of that belief into Saturday's game against Harlequins.
"It's a short turn around but we are looking forward to it and its going to be a huge game.
"Quins are on a great roll and credit to them.
"We have lost at Kingsholm now, lost our record so we know we have to front up against the top side in England and that's Harlequins."
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