The reigning Premiers suffered a 5-1 defeat at the hands of Sydney FC on Sunday afternoon. 

Japanese World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato scored her maiden W-League goal for Roar to level up the scores before Caitlin Foord went on to score a hat-trick.

It was the sides first loss away from home since the beginning of the 2017/18 season

"When you see a group of athletes working so hard and are committed to being better so for it to not go there way when it didn't start the best with the early goal but sometimes that is football," Andreatta said.

"It's what we do next which is going to count."

It's been a tough start to the season for Roar, picking up just two wins in five matches and they come up against a Victory outfit who are undefeated.

The last time Victory had gone this long unbeaten was during 2013/14, where they went on to string nine unbeaten games together before going on to become Champions.

However, Andreatta isn't surprised by the position Jeff Hopkin's and his team are currently in.

"I knew early with the recruitment, Jeff was prioritising a midfield shake-up to better service his strikers and adding to that," she said.

"He's doing a great job and we want teams to progress and get better, that enhances the competition and standard as well.

"It's great to see and we will certainly raise our standards too."

Andreatta also revealed that injured forward Hayley Raso could make an appearance this season.

"When you see anyone who has suffered an injury it's not good but to see them make that return it's pleasing," she said.

"She so desperately wants to be back to help the team.

"It's nice having her back on the training park. She will be ready soon for her first minutes."