Adelaide United skipper Travis Dodd has admitted that there is little confidence amongst the playing group at the moment.
The Reds have lost two of their past three matches and although their latest win was a determined 2-1 victory over Sydney FC with ten men just a week-and-a-half ago, Dodd has confirmed that morale and confidence are down but refused to call it a crisis.
"I think morale is down. Things aren't going great for us and we know that," he said.
"But I wouldn't say it's a crisis. But, in five or six weeks, if we don't win too many games we might be getting to that crisis point where we're running out of time.
"We can't get our heads around why we can play against Sydney one week and then not front up a week later and do the same thing.
"We've got to look at ourselves, myself included, and make sure that everyone wants to be at this club and make sure we play for that shirt and win a championship.
"If we're all playing for ourselves, we're not going to get anywhere."