Lee: Jeonbuk must create more chances

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Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors attacker Lee Keun-ho believes his side needs to be more creative in the second leg of their AFC Champions League quarter-final against Gamba Osaka on Wednesday.

The first leg of the encounter, at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium on August 26, ended in a goalless draw, while Jeonbuk have failed to score on three other occasions in their last six games.

On Saturday, the Mad Green Boys brought their goal drought to an end when they defeated FC Seoul 3-0 to extend their lead at the summit of the K-League Classic.

Lee, who has only scored once in seven appearances this season, will be looking to bring his own lean spell to an end when he visits the Osaka Expo '70 Stadium on Wednesday.

"The most important thing is goals … especially the first goal,” the 30-year-old told Yonhap News Agency.

“I am satisfied with the level of play in the first leg through strong pressing and our good physical fitness, but we need to create chances in the second leg."

Lee and his teammates must score in order to advance but need only draw to book their place in the semi-finals due to the competition’s away goals rule.

Should they progress on Wednesday, Jeonbuk will play either Japan’s Kashiwa Reysol or China’s Guangzhou Evergrande.