Forward Sam Kerr in training with the Australian national team - Image by Ann Odong

Forward Kerr speaks of Chelsea growing experience as she prepares for Germany fixture

Australian international forward Sam Kerr has described her time at Chelsea as a growing experience and one that she has thoroughly enjoyed.

The 27-year-old attacker, who is the captain of the Westfield Matlidas, joined The Blues midway through last season. She took some time to bed into life in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League but is now in unstoppable form with the player having scored seven goals in her last four matches in all competitions.

Kerr’s current form is a world away from her goalscoring record when she first joined Chelsea with the player having netted just one goal in her first six appearances. The forward says that she has grown a lot in her time with The Blues and is now loving life in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

“For me, on the pitch it has been really enjoyable time at Chelsea,” Kerr told the Westfield Matildas’ official media channels. “We have been playing really well and winning a lot of games.

“It has been a growing year for me but it has been really enjoyable.”

Kerr returns to action for Australia for the first time in over a year on Saturday when the nation face Germany in Wiesbaden. The game forms part of a double-header which will also see the Westfield Matildas take on FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 runners-up The Netherlands.

The player admits that the team will face two tough matches but she is ready to rise to the challenge.

“They really put it on us didn’t they,” Kerr joked when speaking about being thrown straight back into international action against high quality opponents. “I think that’s great.

“Those teams have been playing multiple games in Europe and they have got some of the best players in the world.

“That’s what we want. We want to see where we are at, it is a good benchmark for us and there are a lot of new faces so it’s a challenge but Aussies love that underdog mentality so I’m sure that we will roll with it.”

Australia’s fixture against Germany at the BRITA-Arena in Wiesbaden kicks-off at 3.05pm on Saturday afternoon.

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