Chelsea and Matildas star Sam Kerr says he would KILL his girlfriend Kristie Mewis on the football pitch

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Sam Kerr and his girlfriend Kristie Mewis take football so seriously that they would “kill” themselves on the field.

The Chelsea superstar and Matildas, 29, and Mewis, 31, who plays for the United States national team, have been in a relationship for almost two years.

They’ve never been shy about publicly sharing the obvious love and complete adoration they have for each other – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t fully aware of how their relationship can look like some coaches, players and fans.

Kerr said that while she knows “the fans are supporting us”, she and Mewis hope all levels of the game understand that when it comes to football, there is no love lost between the two.

Matildas sensation Sam Kerr (right) and American star Kristie Mewis (left) have been a couple for almost two years, and they insist that when it comes to clashes on the football field, they would NEVER hold back

“What worries me the most is that our coaches or teammates don’t think we can separate the two. I hope people know that when it comes to training time or playing time, that doesn’t come into the picture,’ she said in an interview with English magazine Gaffer.

“I remember once in Newcastle (Australia) she came, we were playing against each other and we met. We would kill each other. But I’m afraid people think we don’t take our careers seriously.

Female soccer players have faced gruesome and grossly stereotypical comments about their sexuality for decades.

Matildas skipper Sam Kerr is preparing for a huge 2023, which includes a home World Cup

Kerr, pictured winning the Women's Super League with Chelsea last year, is one of the factory's most recognizable footballers.

Matildas captain Sam Kerr is one of the most recognizable footballers on the planet, and the Chelsea star has always been open about her sexuality.

Many women play with and against their partner for many years; without any suspicion of not giving their all for their coaches, teammates and fans.

The fact that Kerr felt the need to address and highlight this fact with hyperbole like “we would kill each other” on the pitch speaks for it.

If you’ve ever seen the combative and ridiculously talented Kerr – who made her international debut aged 15 – play, you’d know she could never compromise her level of effort on the pitch.

And when Kerr and Mewis first met – on a football pitch, of course – they weren’t ‘killing each other’, but it wasn’t exactly a warm welcome from the Aussie.

Kristie Mewis (left) and Sam Kerr (right) want to make it known that when they have to clash on the pitch, they will never hold back

Kristie Mewis (left) and Sam Kerr (right) want to make it known that when they have to clash on the pitch, they will never hold back

“We played a game against each other but I thought his team was crazy. When I play, I’m like an agitator and she (Mewis) was getting so mad,” Kerr said.

“We always talked about that time when she tried to get the ball back, it was a free kick for her team. She put the ball down and I kicked it back and I was like, really? We didn’t know we didn’t know each other other than that.

Kerr and Mewis are very open with their love and affection for each other on social media

Kerr and Mewis are very open with their love and affection for each other on social media

Thanks to the wonders of direct messages on Instagram, the couple then struck up a relationship online before meeting in person three months later and going straight into two weeks of Covid quarantine together.

The relationship, which began long after Kerr’s romance with former teammate and American club star Nikki Stanton ended, remained out of the public eye for some time.

But then came the moment when Kerr and Mewis exploded into public consciousness.

Kerr and the Australians, who were battling for a bronze medal against Team USA Mewis at the Tokyo Olympics, were devastated after a highly entertaining, if heartbreaking, 4-3 loss.

After the match, the dejected Australia captain sat in disbelief on the pitch at Kashima Stadium.

Then Mewis came out to comfort his devastated girlfriend and tell the world that they were an object.

Kristie Mewis (right) comforts Sam Kerr after the Matildas suffered a devastating 4-3 loss to the United States at the Tokyo Olympics

Kristie Mewis (right) comforts Sam Kerr after the Matildas suffered a devastating 4-3 loss to the United States at the Tokyo Olympics

Kerr and Mewis also greeted each other affectionately before and after a match between Australia and the United States in 2021

Kerr and Mewis also greeted each other affectionately before and after a match between Australia and the United States in 2021

While the pair undoubtedly find it difficult not to live out of each other’s pockets, they clearly enjoy every second of their time together, whether on and off the pitch.

Mewis plays for New Jersey-based Gotham FC in the legendary National Women’s Soccer League, while Kerr is the face of the Women’s Super League in England, where she plays for Chelsea.

They happily embraced after a 1-1 draw between their national teams in 2021, and are flooding social media with heartwarming examples of how much they love each other and their wide circle of friends.

But Kerr’s main thoughts right now are the upcoming Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, less than six months away.

Sam Kerr celebrates a goal for Chelsea in a WSL game against Tottenham in November 2022

Sam Kerr celebrates a goal for Chelsea in a WSL game against Tottenham in November 2022

Kristie Mewis is a midfielder for the US national team and plays for WNSL club Gotham FC

Kristie Mewis is a midfielder for the US national team and plays for WNSL club Gotham FC

Although his WSL and Champions League seasons will weigh heavily on Kerr’s mind ahead of a home World Cup, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

It’s clear that she and Mewis won’t be holding back at all, with Australia and the United States having entirely realistic hopes of winning the tournament.

“We’re raging for the next six months before the World Cup, doing everything we can,” Kerr said.

“We both feel like we’ve been chasing this World Cup for so long now that it’ll be like we’re giving it our all for the next six months and then it’ll be like a breath of fresh air.”

Kerr, like many Australians abroad, was unable to return home to her native Western Australia, which had some of the toughest restrictions in the world.

But luckily the World Cup and upcoming Nations Cup against the Czech Republic, Spain and Jamaica means Kerr will be able to enjoy his favorite country on earth, much to the delight of Australian football fans.

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Sam Kerr says ‘Australia love Matildas’ and are ‘raging’ for next World Cup on home soil

“This next international window in February is going to be amazing,” Kerr said of the Nations Cup, which starts on February 16.

“Every time we’ve played at home we’ve broken an audience record. Recently we played in Melbourne and we had an incredible audience… Aussies love Matildas.

‘Everyone in Australia is absolutely pumped [about the World Cup]. My family is thrilled because they don’t have to pull out their passports and spend thousands of dollars,” joked Kerr, whose globetrotting exploits in football have no doubt given those passports a few stamps. .