Ulster centre Will Addison acknowledged that he and his teammates would have bitten your hand off at the start of the month to lie where they do now.
Ulster join Racing 92 on 14 points in Pool 4 after two successive bonus-point wins over Scarlets, though the French have a game in hand tomorrow against Leicester Tigers.
Positivity was in short supply after the heavy defeat away to Racing 92 in their second pool game. Suddenly all looks healthy again away and home victories over last year's Pro14 finalists.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport following Friday night's 30-15 victory over the Welsh side, Addison insisted he never doubted the quality within the group of players even during the rocky start to the season.
"We certainly would have (bitten your hand off for back-to-back wins). But we know what we can achieve and we knew we'd have to up our levels in Europe. But we know what the potential is here and it's going to keep growing and growing as the younger guys get more experience. We're in a good place at the moment.
"We're getting confidence in our D (defence). And our attack's building as well. We got four tries today in those conditions and that's testament to our work with Peely (Dwayne Peel)."
Ulster were hauled back to 10-10 with a Jonathan Davies try early in the second half but almost immediately they rustled up a score to re-take the lead with Billy Burns chipping a ball into the path of Jacob Stockdale to score in the corner.
"It was on a knife edge when they got that try midway through the second half. It was a great riposte. It showed Billy's class in getting that try straight from it.
"It's easy to put it up the jumper and play one-out rugby in those conditions. But I think you've got to keep a side like Scarlets guessing."