Chelsea Women forward Sam Kerr believes that their final-day meeting with Arsenal is both nervous and exciting. Chelsea leads Arsenal by a solitary point and takes on Manchester United who themselves are fighting for a Champions League place. Kerr revealed that she is confident after winning the Women’s Super League last season but nervous owing to her hunger to win more trophies.
“I think it’s a bit of both [nervous and exciting]. I’ve been nervous all week before I care so much and want to win so much. We’re Chelsea – we wouldn’t have it any other way,” Chelsea Women forward Sam Kerr said. “I’d much rather be in our position than anyone else’s with it being in our hands. And at the same time, this was the same title race last year with Man City, we’re used to this so this is not new and we’re going to enjoy it.”
“I’m very superstitious!’ I normally don’t come to an awards night on Thursday [before a game]! I just like to have the same meal the night before, spaghetti bolognese, and in the morning lots of coffee,” she added. “And then just relax, chill. I’ve been wearing the same boots that are just well past their wear and people have been saying my boots are dirty! But we’re winning so there’s no way I’m throwing those boots out. I have a pair of socks that are my lucky socks but they broke but I’ve still been carrying them around in my bag – just weird stuff that footballers do.”
“I think in the women’s game, it [working off the ball and pressing] is becoming more important. My job is to score goals, but the most important thing is defending from the front, not making it easy for the defenders,” she continued. “I pride myself on scoring goals but I never give up, I’ll always do the best and even if you’re not scoring or not having your best game as a striker, the most important thing is you’re working for the team.”