WATCH: Sam Kerr talks exclusively about Jamaica, emulating Tim Cahill and 'a ton of Green and Gold'
Matildas striker Sam Kerr has found herself very much the centre of attention this week, after scoring all of Australia’s goals in their 4-1 FIFA Women’s World Cup™ victory over Jamaica on Wednesday.
That win clinched second place in Group C for Ante Milicic’s side, setting up a Round of 16 clash with former world champions Norway on Sunday morning (AEST) and ensuring Kerr found herself making headlines around the world.
But despite her whirlwind week, the in-demand 25-year-old found time to sit down with matildas.com.au to reflect on her achievement of becoming the first Australian to score a hat-trick at a FIFA World Cup.
Watch our exclusive video at the top of the page as Sam talks candidly about family pride, the legend of Tim Cahill, ‘true blue’ FFA chief executive David Gallop and the “ton of Green and Gold” in Grenoble for the match.
Hear her thoughts on...
“I was just happy to help the team out, and headers are my favourite goals so I was pretty stoked with them."
Taking home the matchball
"With all the hype and everything that was going on I just forgot about it. When I got the ball I kind of had a moment to myself and thought ‘this will be something I’ll remember for the rest of my life’...
The first Aussie to score a goal at the World Cup, so it’s a pretty special moment."
Fellow Australian World Cup legend Tim Cahill, whose famous goal celebration she mimicked when she opened her France 2019 account in the Group C match against Italy
“I grew up watching Timmy Cahill. He’s an Australian legend. He’s the most famous and prolific goalscorer who’s played for Australia.
Hopefully I can be half the player and goalscorer he was."
World Cup France 2019™ – Round of 16 - Next Australia match
Norway v Australia
Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019 (AEST)
Venue: Stade de Nice, Nice
Kick-off: 5.00am AEST (9.00pm local time, Saturday 22 June)
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