In his first league home game for the Reds, the diminutive Brazilian combined with equally impressive fellow recruit Ryan Kitto to score his first goal for the club.

"Yeah, feels good, feels good apart from the result," Henrique said.

"I'm happy with my performance, of course need to improve on a few things, personally and as a team as well."

Playing alongside new recruits Ryan Kitto, James Holland and Jesse Makarounas, Henrique admitted he was still learning about his team-mates.

"I think we showed some signs last night, it's getting there," he said.

"Of course it will take time, I've never played with them before, but we're showing signs."

The striker rued the Reds profligacy in front of goal against the Wanderers, believing if they took their chances the game could have already been over.

"If we take our opportunities, the game would have been finished - we have to improve on that," he said.

"Some of the decisions we made let us down."

The match was not without controversy, with Wanderers substitute Brendon Santalab escaping a send-off following a crunching tackle from behind on James Holland.

Santalab was given a yellow card and subsequently scored the winner, much to the chagrin of the home fans.

"It was controversial, the referee is there to make a decision," Henrique said.

"He made his decision and what can you do?

"We sit here and we go 'maybe, maybe, maybe', the decision was there for the referee, we can't change that now."

Adelaide will now turn their attention to their Round 3 clash at home against Melbourne Victory, with Henrique hoping that the bumper crowd that turned up to last night's clash will return once again.

"It's another great game to play in front of our home supporters," Β he said.
"It's a very important game for us and I hope to see the supporters from last night at the game next weekend."