Australia’s star soccer player Sam Kerr has scored two goals at home at the World Cup: winning the bronze medal and giving him a “roller coaster ride” that ended in a crown against Sweden this Saturday (10:00 am / Sportschau.de).
“Finishing third in the Women’s World Cup is something you dream about as a kid,” said the Matildas captain, a native of Brisbane. “A third place would be great for us and this country. It’s an extra motivation to finish on a high note and leave a great legacy,” the 29-year-old said.
The World Cup in Australia and New Zealand had its ups and downs for the English club FC Chelsea striker. Due to an injury to his calf muscle, he was ruled out of the entire opening round and only made his debut in the Round of 16 2–0 win over Denmark. “It’s been a roller coaster ride for me,” she admitted.
Gustavsson prefers an “emotional argument”.
Having never had a muscle injury before, she didn’t know how long it would take to get fit again. “At one point during the tournament I thought I wouldn’t play in this World Cup, but I was lucky enough to come back. Now I can be on the pitch and help the girls, it’s icing on the cake,” said Australia’s record goalscorer, who scored a dream goal in the 1-1 semi-final loss to England. hit
Coach Tony Gustavson praised Kerr for his perseverance and team spirit during the injury. Swede said what he did says everything about Sam as a person and as a team leader. “The energy she developed, the confidence she exuded, the support she provided as she went through the most difficult moment of her career,” explained Gustavson.
The Swede is making his fifth appearance against his home country but has only celebrated one win with the Matildas, a 4-0 win last November. “It’s special, I have to say, it’s true, because I have a lot of good friends in this team, both players and coaches,” said the 50-year-old and promised a passionate argument for the short final: “If that game starts, it’s 90 minutes of football. , whether it’s Sweden or us, I know that each of us will do everything to win.
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