Australia’s come-from-behind win over Brazil at the FIFA Women’s World Cup this morning wasn’t just a massive momentum-builder for the Matildas at the tournament, it also went a long way to silencing mounting criticism of the team’s chances. And that’s a fact that sure as shit didn’t escape absolute gun Sam Kerr in her post-game interview.
Kerr was in this morning’s game up to her damned neck, proving once again why she’s consistently ranked as one of the absolute best in the world.
Post-game, she also proved that she’s a GOAT on the mic as well.
Addressing recent criticism of the Matildas, Kerr pulled no punches in telling them all to “suck on that one.”
— Caught Offside (@COsoccerpod) June 13, 2019
She also repeated the line later in the interview, declaring “We don’t listen to the haters. I love these girls, they’re something else. We knew we were a top-10 team, now we’re back in it. Suck on that one.”
The line comes following the somewhat shock opening group stage loss to Italy, but a win over the highly-fancied Brazil puts Australia back in direct contention to progress through to the knockout stage of the tournament, with a game against the lower-ranked Jamaica remaining on their group schedule.
Following the game, Kerr took to Twitter to get around her teammates with a stirring post.
THIS TEAM!!!!!! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/bZBzqkIJrs
— Sam Kerr (@samkerr1) June 13, 2019
That’s the good shit, right there. How about the bloody Matildas!
Australia’s final group stage game is scheduled for next Wednesday morning Australian time with a 5:00am AEST kickoff.Image: Getty Images / Naomi Baker - FIFA