Shell-shocked China take on Slovenia in tonight's Carlsberg Cup third-place match looking to make amends for their dismal performance against Hong Kong on Tuesday. Assistant coach Shen Xiangfu said he would make 'one or two small changes' to the team that lost on penalties - but he insisted the match was just an exhibition. 'It's a practice match for us because we are playing for third place now,' said Shen, who is looking after the squad while coach Bora Milutinovic recovers at home in Beijing following a mild bout of pneumonia. 'It's more important for us to show what we can do and to show our real abilities. We know we can do better, although it will be difficult against Slovenia who are a class team. We know Slovenia didn't have it their way against Honduras and they were caught off-guard. We know they weren't able to play to their best last time out. 'Slovenia will want to improve on their performance and try to get a result against us because they, too, are going to the World Cup finals. Slovenia are a great team in Europe. We can't underestimate them even though they were beaten 5-1 by Honduras. They will want to beat us. What we have to do is to keep the pressure on them and try to win the match.' Shen said he might choose striker Su Maozhen instead of Zhang Yuning in the starting lineup but would wait until the last minute before making a decision. 'I will make up my mind before the match,' he said. Slovenia coach Srecko Katanec insisted the game was still important for his team even though they were not in the final. 'We are going to the World Cup and we must get good exposure, especially as we will be playing in this part of the world in the summer,' he said. 'We hope to do well but the crowd will be behind China. I expect a tough match.'