Lee Jung-Soo - Club Career - Al Sadd

Al Sadd

On 22 July 2010, he transferred to Qatar club Sadd Sports Club as his recent move to Kashima Antlers was short lived.

In the 2011 AFC Champions League semi-final first leg against his former club Suwon Bluewings, Lee was involved in a heated argument with Al Sadd team-mates following Mamadou Niang's controversial second goal, which was scored after Suwon claimed to have put the ball out to allow treatment to injured players, thus inferring possession should have been returned to the Korean club. Lee said that the goal was 'unfair' and suggested Al Sadd should give a goal back although the idea was rejected. The situation prompted Lee to walk off the pitch requiring his coach Jorge Fossati to substitute him with Ibrahim Majid from the remainder of additional time.

Al Sadd won the AFC Champions League final against Jeonbuk in South Korea on penalties. Lee was chosen to take a penalty but his shot hit the crossbar, making him the only Al Sadd player to miss in the penalty shootout.

In June 2012, Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande confirmed their interest in signing Lee and, according to the Jinghua Times, claimed that they signed him following his contract rejection from Al Sadd. However, Lee rejected the Guangzhou Evergrande offer and signed a one year extension with Al Sadd.

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