'Phenomenal', 'a dream', 'she's a joke' - The Kerr-azy reaction to Sam's incredible four-goal heroics

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Sam Kerr has been showered with praise after a record bag of four goals against Jamaica at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

What they're saying:

"A dream," Sam Kerr wrote on Instagram.

"Sam Kerr you are bad lady," said Heather O'Reilly, a former World Cup winner with USA, on Twitter.

"We, as an Australian footballing community, should be thankful that we're witnessing one of the best players in the world live. I'm very fortunate to work with her and coach her," Matildas coach Ante Milicic said.

"She's a joke. She just shows up doesn't she. Whenever you need her she's a superhero like that. We are very lucky to have her on our team," teammate Steph Catley said.

"If Sam Kerr tells you to suck on that one you best believe you will be truly sucking on that one," wrote Twitter user @anndeejam.

"It doesn't get any better than that. The kid's just resilient, she's a goalscorer and she plays for the badge, her country, I just like where her attitude is - especially in the box. You can't teach that. It's something she has," Jamaica coach Hue Menzies said.

"She's phenomenal, its just incredible to be able to play with someone of her calibre, her ability to finish is clinical, she is inspirational to me and it's amazing to be able to play next to her," teammate Chloe Logarzo said.

"Massive result. Congratulations Matildas and Sam Kerr with four goals," Socceroos Tim Cahill said.

KERR'S GOAL-SCORING FEATS

  • First Australian to score a hat-trick at a senior World Cup
  • Only Michelle Akers (USA, 1991) and Alex Morgan (USA, 2019) have scored more goals in a FIFA Women’s World Cup™ single match
  • Most goals for Australia at a single edition of the tournament (beating Lisa De Vanna's four goals in 2007)
  • Australia’s equal biggest Women’s World Cup win (4-1 against Ghana, 2007)
Source AAP