Tarek Elrich of Adelaide United celebrates his goal against the Victory.
Tarek Elrich of Adelaide United celebrates his goal against the Victory. DAVID MARIUZ

Winless Reds not hitting the panic button

TAREK Elrich says reigning A-League champion Adelaide United can turn around a poor start to its title defence following a 2-1 loss to Melbourne Victory.

Elrich's spectacular equaliser looked to have given the Reds a 1-1 draw but Marco Rojas scored in second-half stoppage time to steal all three points.

The defeat means Adelaide is still looking for a first win of this campaign but Elrich (pictured) said the team was confident wins were not far off.

"It (the loss) was a tough pill to swallow,” he said yesterday.

"I don't think we are doing that bad as a team.

"We are playing some great football and it's just a matter of time before we turn things around.”

Of his goal, the fullback said: "It doesn't matter now that we lost.

"If we had have won the boys probably would have been sick of me this week talking about it. That just gets cancelled out with their goal.”



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