- Kerr will lead the Matildas against Sweden in the third-placed play-off on Saturday night.
- Coach Tony Gustavsson said Kerr’s mentality had been critical to the Matildas’ success.
- The Matildas will again be without defender Alanna Kennedy, who is suffering delayed concussion symptoms.
“It feels a little bit sad that it is over but we have one more game where we can really end on a high.”
“It has been amazing to just be on this journey. If I hadn’t played one minute it would have been the best moment of my career to be here.”
Sam Kerr said it was up to others to judge whether her goal in the semi-final match against England, the only one the Matildas scored, was her “Cathy Freeman moment”. Source: AP / Alessandra Tarantino
Coach Tony Gustavsson said Kerr’s mentality throughout her rehabilitation had been critical to the Matildas’ success.
“Most of my footballing career is on instinct. That for me was an instinct goal and I will always have that no matter how fit, unfit I am or how many sessions I have done or not done.”
The Matildas will again be without defender Alanna Kennedy, who is suffering delayed concussion symptoms stemming from the dramatic quarter-final win over France.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/sam-kerr-opens-up-about-world-cup-rollercoaster-and-why-bronze-would-be-amazing/nqj59lzop Sam Kerr opens up about World Cup ‘rollercoaster’ and why bronze would be ‘amazing’