Tarek Elrich ran 60 metres in the A-League match against Melbourne City that saw Adelaide United put an incredible four goals away to City's one to walk away winners of the match.
Elrich's superb solo goal is up for goal of the season after his efforts and rightfully so as the player has had an incredible run of form after being called up for the new-shaping Socceroos squad under Postecoglou. He was tweeted several times that night after scoring his goal including a tweet from Dario Vidosic who tweeted " Tarek 'Messi' Elrich after his fantastic goal.
Tarek Elrich, who is now 28 years old, is in the form of his life and peaking at the right time for both Adelaide and the Australian Socceroos as they look to bolster a new era of players for their next world cup campaign.
The goal which saw Tarek Elrich run 60 metres from his defensive position all the way up past midfield where a lousy Melbourne City allowed the player to run through seemingly freely before putting his incredible dribbling to use to beat a few defenders before calmly slotting through the ball past a mesmerised Tando Velaphi.
Newcastle Jets saw the potential in the defender when were the ones who had his services and it helped them to a title before he left later on to pursue a club in which could attain more success. Newcastle Jets and their depletion of form in which saw many players leave ultimately lead to their demise and in turn letting go of a surprisingly fantastic player which was in the waiting for ripening and has done so now and the fruit is their for the picking.
It would come as no surprise from the Adelaide United manager and staff if bids were made to obtain the services of the in-form defender who plays much like Gareth Bale in his role as a highly attacking defensively positioned player. Like Gareth Bale; Tarek Elrich could see a position further up field to contribute a constant attacking motion if the manager decided to do so and it would be obviously very wise to make that choice with Tarek Elrich only getting better and better at scoring and creating chances for goals for his club as his form peaks higher and higher.