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Full concentration required for CL final says RSL coach Kreis

Despite taking a slight advantage into tonight's CONCACAF Champions League final, Real Salt Lake will have to be fully focused if they want to triumph says head coach Jason Kreis. The MLS club produced a 2-2 draw in the first leg against Mexican outfit Monterrey last week and now take to their home venue of Rio Tinto Stadium in pursuit of glory.

Kreis has made it clear that if his players do not focus for the full 90 minutes - and perhaps into extra-time and penalties - then they may end up disappointed.

"It's going to take all of 90 minutes and it may take 120 or penalties," he said.

"And we need to be prepared for that. We need to be focused for every single second, and every single minute of this match."

Kreis also admitted that his players were very relaxed going into the match which would could put the club on the world soccer map.

"The guys seem relaxed and ready to roll," he added. "The guys have been loose and relaxed and feeling confident for many, many weeks now, so it's no surprise to me."

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