Little-known footage of Matildas star Sam Kerr has been unearthed ahead of Australia’s semi final battle with England in the FIFA Women’s World cup.
The Morning Show host Kylie Gillies revealed how the soccer sensation appeared on the show back in 2017, giving fans an insight into her world in lengthy TV interview.
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A fresh-faced Kerr wore ripped jeans and a team jacket for the segment, where she opened up about her famous habit of doing a backflip when she scores a goal.
Talking to Kylie and Larry in the flashback footage, Kerr admitted that the on-field act was once frowned upon by her mum – as well as some of her trainers.
Footage from the unearthed The Morning Show interview shows Kerr on the red carpet in October, 2017. Credit: TMS
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“The physios more than coaches, actually, because they have to deal with me,” she said.
“But that’s just a bit of fun and something I enjoy doing. And yeah, it’s kind of taken off a little bit.”
Kerr said that while many assume she learned the acrobatic move from gymnastics classes, that’s not the case.
“I taught myself at school which my mum wasn’t too happy about!” she said.
Sam Kerr appears on The Morning Show in 2017. Credit: Seven
“But I’ve never done gymnastics – but I get that question a lot.”
Kerr said she typically saves the move for “special moments”.
Reacting to footage onscreen, she said: “The first one I did was when I scored a hat trick, my first national team hat trick. So that was pretty special.
“And then had to do it in front of a sellout crowd in Sydney, it was just a special moment!”
During the interview, Kerr discussed her big win at the Women’s Health Women In Sport Awards the night before.
The uncovered footage showed Sam Kerr accepts her award at the 2017 Women In Sport Awards. Credit: TMS
Footage from the even shows the footballer in a striking red dress on the red carpet, before accepting her plaque on stage.
Kerr told Larry and Kylie that she was happy to see her and the Matildas be recognised.
“I prefer it more when we’re talking about the team as a whole, but I guess that’s that’s only natural when you play a team sport,” she said.
“But like I said, the girls are really enjoying it and I think it It’s great to finally have the Australian public on our side and we have games in Melbourne soon coming up, which we’re all really excited for.”
Sam Kerr with TMS hosts Kylie Gillies and Larry Emdur in 2017. Credit: Seven
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