Sam Kerr and Ellie Carpenter were available to the media for a press conference following training at Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre (QSAC), the team's first session since Thursday night's defeat to Nigeria.
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Sam Kerr kicked off the media for the day, with the question on everyone's mind being answered right off the bat.
“I would love to tell you guys everything but it’s a massive thing the opposition wants to know and as Tony said yesterday it’s going to go down to the wire,” Kerr said.
“I had my boots on today, which was very exciting. I feel very excited about the day after tomorrow.”
The striker confirmed she would be available for selection for the Canada game, with Kerr able to participate in training with boots on for the first time since sustaining her injury.
“The plan has always been the same - miss the first two games and then reassess, I’m definitely going to be available but how we decide to use that is not to be given to the opposition,” she said.
Looking ahead to the do-or-die game against Canada on Monday night, defender Ellie Carpenter talked about the crucial clash against the Olympic Champions.
“We know we need to be on our A-game on Monday night,” Carpenter said.
“We need players to step up, we need players to rise to the occasion."
“It’s a pressure moment, I know for a fact we obviously have our backs to the wall, it’s do-or-die,” she said.
“I think we’re better in those situations when we’re the underdogs when we have everything to fight for. Everyone needs to give their heart and no matter what happens we have to stick together.”
FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™ - Group B Matchday 3
Canada v Australia
Date: 31 July 2023
Venue: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium
Kick-off Time: 8:00 pm (AEST)
Watch: Live on Channel 7 and the 7Plus app