All it takes will be one win for Hong Kong's campaign at the Asia Cup in Kuala Lumpur to be deemed a success according to skipper Farooq Saeed. And the SAR will be targeting Japan, who they play in their opening group game tomorrow. 'We will go all out in our first game to try and post a win over Japan. It will be very crucial for us if we can manage to beat them, for winning one match in this tough tournament will make certain that we achieve our best ever finish in this event,' said Saeed before leaving with the Hong Kong squad yesterday. This is only the second time Hong Kong have qualified for the Asia Cup. On the previous occasion, back in 1999, they finished bottom in the eight-team tournament. Now the goal is to go one better. 'We are capable of doing that. We have a very young side and we have prepared well for this tournament,' said Saeed. 'We were very unlucky not to beat Japan last year at the Asian Games when we lost 4-3 and I hope we can turn that result around this time.' Hong Kong are grouped with Sydney Olympic silver medallists and 2002 Asian champions South Korea, Japan and hosts Malaysia. In the other group, traditional rivals Pakistan and India will battle it out with China and Bangladesh. The 16-strong squad, with an average age of 23, have been boosted by the presence of midfielder Arif Ali who returned earlier this month from playing in the professional league in Malaysia. The Hong Kong Hockey Association revealed that due to work commitments, a number of key players have had to withdraw including Asif Ali, Brad Munt, Ishtiaq Khan and Satpal Singh. 'It is a pity these players could not make it. But we still have enough depth and talent. I believe players like Arif [Ali] and Tom [Ayres] will play a huge role,' said Saeed. Hong Kong will meet Korea on Tuesday and Malaysia the following day. Depending on where they finish after the preliminary round, Hong Kong will most likely meet either China or Bangladesh for placings. 'Our goal is to try and finish better than our eighth placing last time,' said Saeed. Hong Kong: Jason Man (goalkeeper), Simon Kwong (goalkeeper), Farooq Saeed (captain), Akbar Ali, Jasbir Singh, Preetpal Singh Chima, Shafiq Iqbal Khan, Swalikh Mohammed, Thomas Ayres, Christopher Marshall, Alfonso Cordero, Harinder Bal Singh, Arif Ali, Ashgar Ali, Gurvinder Dillon, Ng Shiu Bong.