Adaptability proves its worth despite Matildas’ thrashing by Germany | Samantha Lewis

Adaptability proves its worth despite Matildas’ thrashing by Germany | Samantha Lewis

The Guardian

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There were silver linings to the 5-2 defeat and to the circumstances that forced new coach Tony Gustavsson’s hand

It is not often Sam Kerr’s number glows red on the substitute board during an international game – particularly not one in which the Matildas are losing.

But in the 75th minute of Australia’s friendly against Germany, with her side 4-0 down, Kerr – widely considered one of the best and most in-form strikers in the game with 23 goals in her last 28 games – tossed her captain’s armband to teammate Alanna Kennedy and shuffled, dissatisfied, off the field.

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