We witnessed a rotation of players as Mixu offered time for a few young players to learn, despite the goal margin, some players showed certain improvements in attacking and discipline, we sincerely hope that they could benefit from this experience and have a nice come back on 18th.
Tse Tak-him 5.5/10
Couldn’t do much to prevent the conceded goals. Made a good save in the second half but need to stay focused when taking care of high balls.
Tsui Wan-kit 5.5/10
Hard to keep up with the quick and skillful Japanese attackers on the left, substituted by Sun Ming-him shortly after the break.
Leung Lok-hang 5.5/10
Made good use of his body to defend but should remind other teammates to cover in set-pieces.
Li Ngai-hoi 5/10
Couldn’t do much against the Japanese attackers. Need to stay focused on set-pieces.
Tong Kin-man 5.5/10
Perhaps it is a bit harsh to blame his failure to clear the ball that led to the first goal, but he lost his man in the lead-up to the second goal.
Tried to help cover with Huang Yang but couldn’t keep up with the quick passing of the Japanese attackers.
Huang Yang 5.5/10
Worked hard to control the pace and defend but could not keep up with the quick pace of the Japanese attackers and was substituted by Tan Chun-lok to save some gas in his tank for the match versus China on 18th.
Ju Ying-zhi: 6/10
Held the ball well, showed his intelligence in controlling the pace of the game.
Struggled to keep the ball upfront or create any chances due to the lack of support, perhaps not the best choice as the only centre-forward in this formation.
Cheng Chin-lung: 6.5/10
Hit a nice volley outside the box early in the first half and his shot hit the crossbar after the break, shown good composure and skills.
Chan Siu-kwan: 5.5/10
Worked hard to defend but couldn’t do much in attack.
Sun Ming-him: 5.5/10
Not playing at his favourite position but worked hard to defend on the left.
Tan Chun-lok : 5.5/10
Came in for Huang Yang but offered little due to a high pressed Japanese formation.
Law Tze-chun: 5.5/10
Always hardworking but had little to offer.