Former national coach Kwok Ka-ming said the SAR's Olympic squad have accomplished what they had set out to do in the Group Six Asian Olympic qualifiers - but they could have done better. 'We were expected to finish second in the tournament. But we could have done better, especially in Hong Kong. We could have done better in our first match [against Nepal] and drawn a better crowd and gained more support for our team,' said Kwok. 'Hong Kong players are not inferior to the other teams as far as talent and ability are concerned. Losing to Nepal in our first match was very unfortunate [Hong Kong lost 2-1 to Nepal in the first round in Hong Kong]. Maybe it was the pressure but there were so many things that worked against us. Morale and spirit were just missing. We improved in Japan, though,' he said. Kwok, who last coached the SAR team three years ago, said Hong Kong should learn from their Olympic lesson and should come up with a good game plan so Hong Kong could be properly prepared for the Asian Cup qualifiers in October. Hong Kong have been given a favourable Asian Cup draw after being put in the same pool as Indonesia and Cambodia. Meanwhile, 10-man Hong Kong were beaten 2-0 by Japan in their last match of the competition before a crowd of 26,026 in Tokyo. Hong Kong were reduced to 10 men when midfielder Lau Chi-keung was sent off for a clumsy tackle on Yoshiteru Yamashita in the 32nd minute. With qualification for this autumn's play-off round already secured, Japan irked the 'Ultra Nippon' supporters with a disjointed performance, but did enough to get the result thanks to goals from Shunsuke Nakamura and Tomoyuki Hirase. Japan scored their opening goal after a flash of brilliance from Urawa Reds star Shinji Ono. Losing his marker with a quick turn, Ono slid the ball inside the left-back channel to midfield partner Nakamura, who directed his shot past keeper Chan Ka-ki and inside the right-hand post. With just over 10 minutes left, Motoyama fooled the Hong Kong defence with a quickly taken free kick on the edge of the box, which Ono nudged on for Hirase to apply the finish from close range. Earlier, Malaysia cruised to a 5-0 victory against the Philippines.