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Go Oiwa: "Against Madrid, we'll play in a solid and aggressive way"

Go Oiwa: "Against Madrid, we'll play in a solid and aggressive way"

MAHMOUD KHALED

EFE

The Kashima Antlers coach was in bullish mood as he looked for ward to the clash against the Spanish side after overcoming Guadalajara in the quarter final.

Kashima Antlers will be looking for revenge for their Club World Cup 2016 final defeat at the hands of Real Madrid as both sides go head to head next Wednesday.

Antlers first team coach Go Oiwa analysed the semi-final rivals and claimed that his side were confident adding that the J-League side would play "in a solid and aggressive manner" was optimistic of creating an upset in the competition. 

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Go Oiwa's side is a mix of youth and experience with former Schalke  04 player Atsuto Uchida one of the threats that Solari's men will need to watch. 

Despite losing the 2016 final, the Japanese coach acknowledged that the semi-final offered a fresh opportunity, citing the win over fancied Mexican side Guadalajara as a sign of what his side are capable of.