Hong Kong national coach Lai Sun-cheung says he hopes the team can forget about the humiliating World Cup qualifying defeat by China and put on a good show to defend their Hong Kong-Guangdong Interport Cup. The 20-strong SAR squad face home side Guangdong - who are preparing for October's All-China National Games - in the first leg on Sunday. The return leg will be played on January 9 at Hong Kong Stadium. At the team's first training session at the Hong Kong Sports Institute on Tuesday, Lai said the Interport Cup would be a different business from the World Cup qualifiers, in which they were thrashed 7-0 by China in the group decider last month. 'The players should forget about that match and move on. After all, Guangdong and China are on different levels,' he said. 'We have the best local players this time and I am confident that we can at least draw with the home team.' Happy Valley midfielders Lee Sze-ming and Li Chun-yip are both new to the Interport Cup. Kitchee forward Chan Siu-kay, the youngest player in the squad, said he hoped he would be given a chance to play. 'Last year I was in the squad when we won the cup, but I didn't play,' said the 19-year-old centre forward, who was also on the bench when Hong Kong played Malaysia in a World Cup qualifier. He took part in two national friendlies in Singapore this month. 'I know I am unlikely to start the match, but I hope I will be able to play as a substitute,' Chan said. 'There are more experienced forwards on the team. I can learn a lot from them. 'We have a complete team this time and I am sure we'll be able to defend the title.' Hong Kong Squad: Goalkeepers - Fan Chun-yip (Happy Valley), Xiao Guoji (Kitchee); Defenders - Luk Koon-pong (South China), Szeto Man-chun (Kitchee), Ng Wai-chiu (Nanjin Youyou), Feng Jizhi (South China), Lee Wai-man (Happy Valley), Man Pei-tak (Buler Rangers), Poon Yiu-cheuk (Happy Valley); Midfielders - Lee Sze-ming (Happy Valley), Poon Man-tik (Sun Hei), Lau Chi-keung (Sun Hei), Cheung Sai-ho (Happy Valley), Law Chun-pong (South China), Li Chun-yip (Happy Valley); Forwards - Wong Chun-yue (Sun Hei), Chu Siu-kei (Sun Hei), Au Wai-lun (South China), Chan Siu-kay (Kitchee), Chan Ho-man (Sun Hei). Coaches - Lai Sun-cheung, Tsang Wai-chung, Chu Kwok-kuen.