However, the hurt of defeat last weekend was still etched on his face when interviewed this week, although he stresses that Gloucester have learned from the experience and moved on.
"Everyone was disappointed with Friday night's performance. But there's no time to dwell on these things. We've had to get straight back to it, work hard and try and get a result this weekend.
"We did let ourselves, and the people who travelled to support us, down at Sale. Getting that Heineken Cup spot is massive, anything else would be a disappointment given how we've gone this year.
"We're still in with a shout of the top four but we do need other results to go our way now. However, if we win our last two games, who knows? We've just got to keep plugging away and get our performance back on track."
Burns is well aware of the quality within the Saracens squad, and the fact he could be facing up against a number of his England team mates, but he's ready to embrace the task in hand.
"Saracens are a great team and they pose a lot of challenges. It's a chance to test yourself against the best, a team that's top of the league.
"It'll be an interesting game, possibly a contrast of styles but hopefully a cracker for the spectators whose support will be huge for us on Saturday.
"You've just got to empty the tank and give it all. We've only got two games left realistically, and we just want to win those and finish as high as possible.
"All we can do is focus on this weekend, get our performance back to where we all know it can be. If we sort that out, the result will come."