Nick Evans trooped off on Saturday with a 32-10 win behind him still feeling he and his Harlequins team-mates had missed an opportunity.
Given the margin of their victory over no less a side than the reigning Guinness Premiership Champions Wasps, you could be excused for thinking the former All
Black Test ace was hard to please.
But Evans insisted his team had thrown away a bonus point by failing to show a ruthless streak in the final 20 minutes against their London rivals.
"The one thing that was disappointing about the game was that we didn't nail that fourth try and get the bonus point," said Evans, who was making his first appearance since suffering a knee injury in the season's opening game against Saracens.
"There was a chance to get four tries and really put them away,but we didn't do it and we've got to take those opportunities in the future."
Tom Guest and Chris Robshaw scored tries in the victory over Wasps.
But it was Evans' try, courtesy of a blistering burst of speed from the full-back position, which really caught the eye.
"Speedwork is something I've concentrated on a lot since my knee injury," said the former Auckland Blues fly-half.
"But it's been seven or eight weeks since I was last on the field so the lungs are burning a bit."
Quins travel to Welford Road minus Nick Easter, Danny Care and Ugo Monye, all absent on England duty.
But Evans is confident there are replacements ready to step up to the mark.
"The measure of a great team is the strength of the guys who sit on the bench and those who hold the bags in training," he said.
"We haven't won anything yet and we know that as a group, but we're chipping away and hopefully we can keep getting the wins we need."