Lee Jung-Soo has been an ever-present member of the Al Sadd squad during their AFC Champions League run
Qatar's Al Sadd defender Lee Jung-Soo (C), seen here during a training session, on the eve of their AFC Champions League final vs South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, in Jeonju, south of Seoul, on November 4. Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Al Sadd will look to end a turbulent year for Asian football on a high as they battle for the region's club crown on Saturday. © Jung Yeon-Je - AFP
Lee Jung-Soo has been an ever-present member of the Al Sadd squad during their AFC Champions League run
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Last updated: November 5, 2011

Al Sadd's Lee set for AFC Champions League final

Al Sadd's South Korean defender Lee Jung-Soo says a return to his homeland with the much-maligned Qatari side holds no fear for him as he concentrates on winning the AFC Champions League.

Lee, who scored two goals in South Korea's 2010 World Cup campaign, has been an ever-present member of the Al Sadd squad during their Champions League run, playing 900 minutes of football in all 10 games to the final.

He will take to the field on Saturday against Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors aware that many among the expected 43,000 sell-out crowd in Jeonju are still seething at Al Sadd for their role in a semi-final brawl with Korea's Suwon Bluewings.

But playing for the Qataris in front of a mainly Korean crowd holds no fear for the experienced centre-back.

"My team is Al Sadd. I play for them. I am ready and the team is ready," he told reporters late Friday.

"Some of the players may be a little tired from travelling but we're ok, we made the same journey to play Suwon, so we know what to expect."

Rank underdogs Al Sadd face an uphill battle to win the title against the free-scoring Jeonbuk who are playing at home at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

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