Matildas focus on Mexico match as Sam Kerr’s future remains uncertain

“Matildas in High Spirits as they Gather for Friendly Match without Sam Kerr”

Matildas goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold has shared that team captain Sam Kerr is in good spirits as the Australian national women’s football team prepares for their upcoming match against Mexico in the United States. Kerr, who is recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury, is currently dealing with legal issues after being charged with a racially aggravated offence earlier this year.

Despite the seriousness of the situation, Arnold mentioned that Kerr’s injury and legal matters have not been a topic of conversation within the team camp. The team is focused on their training and preparing for the friendly match against Mexico, with regular vice-captain Steph Catley likely to assume the captaincy in Kerr’s absence.

While Kerr kept the incident from national team coaches, Arnold expressed that the team is concentrating on their preparations without letting outside distractions affect their performance. The Matildas are currently undergoing a week-long training camp in Melbourne, Florida, before heading to Texas for the friendly match.

Arnold highlighted the team’s dedication to improving their playing style and experimenting with different positions during this training camp. Despite Arnold’s club team, West Ham, facing a challenging season in the Women’s Super League, the goalkeeper remains optimistic about their recent performances against top-four teams like Arsenal and Manchester United.

As Arnold focuses on helping her club team stay clear of relegation, she has not yet considered exploring free agency this summer. The goalkeeper emphasized the team’s progress and positive strides in their gameplay, highlighting the importance of earning points to secure their position in the league standings.

Overall, the Matildas are determined to overcome external obstacles and stay focused on their training and preparation for upcoming matches, showcasing their dedication to success on the field.

Denis Hardin

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