"A real possibility as a surprise team, or dark horse, at UAE 2019 is Uzbekistan," says Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors striker Lee.
"They have a young and talented squad, maybe we could even call it a golden generation.
"If not this Asian Cup then maybe the next one they could be the best side. They've grown up together, played together from the beginning, and such unity and understanding amongst the players could be a threat to other teams.
"I saw them in the recent Asian Games and they were very impressive."