The success of getting rid Moterrey on penalties in the quarter-finals of the Club World Cup 2011, increases confidence Kashiwa Reysol. In the semi-final match, the heavier block will face Japan's representative, when facing the Copa Libertadores champion, Santos.
Although in terms of quality superior Santos, Kashiwa reluctant to be pessimistic. In fact, they tend to be optimistic could make a surprise after eyeing a place in the final.
"Both teams (Barcelona and Santos) are favorites will compete in the finals, but no one knows until the game is played. Santos a great team with many gifted talents. But, I was with the team will discuss tactics to win the match. I will hunt down as much information as possible for the capital team, "said Brazilian coach Kashiwa, Nelsinho Baptista.
Kashiwa managed to overcome the resistance of Monterrey through a shootout after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes. Results were also create a positive atmosphere in the locker room Kashiwa present.
"The players are very happy. This is a new achievement for us, a new atmosphere. We played two games, while Santos rested. We will confront the next game with a different preparation. We'll play our way, and try to match the level of Santos. We know they have great individual talent, but we'll play as a team, and using creativity in attack, "said Baptista.