Hong Kong can expect to be buried under an avalanche of goals today when they meet the world's number two ranked team, Olympic silver medallists South Korea, in the men's Asia Cup tournament in Kuala Lumpur. The SAR, who began the eight-team tournament with a 7-3 loss to Japan on Sunday night, know they will have a tough time trying to ward off Korea, who will be keen to boost their goals ratio after being held to a 1-1 draw by hosts Malaysia on the opening day. 'The Koreans will come after us after their surprising 1-1 draw against Malaysia. They know they will have to score as many goals as they can against us. We will have to focus on our defence and try to stay focused for the full 70 minutes, something we failed to do against Japan,' Hong Kong coach Mark Bailey said. At last year's Asian Games, Korea defeated Hong Kong 14-1. Korea went on to win the . Analysing Hong Kong's loss to Japan, Bailey said they struggled to stay in the game in the second half which began promisingly with the scores level at 1-1. Hong Kong's first goal was scored by 18-year-old debutant Preetpal Singh Chima, who reverse flicked a shot high into the net in the 20th minute. 'We had a great first half. It was probably the best half Hong Kong has played internationally in recent times. But it was a different story in the second half as we let in a couple of silly goals and lapses of concentration allowed the Koreans to come at us strongly,' Bailey said. 'At this level we need to play consistently for 70 minutes. You need to be strong physically, emotionally and mentally. But we could not sustain the commitment we showed in the first half.' As Hong Kong tired, a galvanised Japanese outfit scored six more goals, the last four in 11 minutes. Akbar Ali scored in the 51st minute and Arif Ali got a consolation goal, converting a penalty stroke in the 69th minute, as Hong Kong gamely finished with three goals. 'We were up against a team who play professionally and who had spent the last four months on tours and preparing for this tournament. In that respect, our performance was very encouraging. We were competitive and scored three good goals which is very good for a side of part-timers,' said Bailey. Hong Kong's goal in this tournament is to try to win one match at least - most probably the placings game against the bottom-ranked team from the other group which is likely to be either Bangladesh or China. In the other group, Pakistan beat Bangladesh 8-0 while India defeated China 5-1.