In entrance of objective, she calls herself a “risk-taker”, however with regards to huge life decisions, Sam Kerr takes her time. Two years, actually, is how lengthy it took her to mull over becoming a member of Chelsea.
The Women’s Super League golden boot winner has revealed she got here near signing for the membership a season earlier than she ultimately did, after being courted by supervisor Emma Hayes for 2 years.
Three consecutive WSL titles later, it’s protected to say she feels she made the fitting choice in the long run.
“Now that I’m here I can’t imagine playing for any other club in the league, or Europe for that matter. I suit playing for Chelsea. It’s definitely the best club I’ve ever been part of,” the 28-year-old declares.
“I spoke to Emma two years before I chose to come here and the year before I signed I was close, but then I chickened out. I feel like we did it in the right way when it was both right for us.
“She gets the best out of me, and we have a really open and honest relationship. When I was just meeting her over the phone it was a little bit more serious. She was trying to impress me, and I was trying to impress her. Once I got to actually meet her, the relationship relaxed a little bit. Now we take the p— out of each other all the time. It’s chill.
“I’m not someone that likes to beat around the bush. We just have this mutual respect. I’m just a straight-to-the-point person. That works for her because she can just tell me exactly what she wants from me. When you have such high respect, working towards the same goals, it just works.”
It would seem like a match made in heaven to date, after the Australian star topped the WSL’s scoring charts for the second season in a row with 20 targets in 20 video games. The final of these defied perception as she swivelled within the air to volley Chelsea 4-2 up over Manchester United final week with what, she says, is without doubt one of the finest targets she has scored.
“I do that stuff in training all the time. Sometimes the girls get annoyed at me, and sometimes it looks good, but it’s just who I am. I’m a risk-taker. I just do what I feel, whether it’s right or wrong, and I’m very strong-willed, very stubborn,” provides Kerr, who grew to become Australia’s all-time main scorer this 12 months.