The Chinese club missed a great opportunity to go clear of third place in Group E of the Asian Champions League by missing plenty of chances as they dominated the game, upsetting the coach.
But even though he was annoyed by the amount of chances his side missed, he was positive about the fact that they were at least creating them.
“I was both satisfied and unsatisfied with that performance," said Hong.
"There were plenty of positives signs but unless we put the ball into the net then we can’t be totally happy with a performance like that."
Now, the reigning Chinese Super League champions need to get at least a point when they take on J-League club Kawasaki Frontale in the final group stage match in two weeks time if they are to reach the Round of 16.
"That match will be played on our home ground and that will make a big difference. I am confident we can get the result needed to progress through," added Hong.
"While out there against Melbourne we didn’t put our best foot forward, we performed well enough to make me feel we can do what we need to against the Japanese side.”