Following on from all the speculation suggesting that Aston Villa right back Matty Cash would switch his international allegiance to Poland ahead of the next interruption break, the 24-year-old has now confirmed his citizenship has been approved.
When the news initially broke, it seemed the vast majority of fans were more than onboard with the idea of him getting that experience boost, particularly knowing he stood little chance with the England camp with Gareth Southgate’s favoured six right backs.
To bardzo ważny dzień dla mnie i mojej rodziny. Mój wniosek o nadanie polskiego obywatelstwa został zatwierdzony przez polskie władze. Dziękuję panu prezydentowi, mojej rodzinie i innym osobom, które mi w tym pomogły.Czas na nowe wyzwania, dam z siebie wszystko dla tego Kraju❤️🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/kTqA8kU7Ep
— Matty Cash (@mattycash622) October 26, 2021
The translation reads.
“This is a very important day for me and my family. My application for Polish citizenship has been approved by the Polish authorities. I would like to thank the president, my family and other people who helped me in this. Time for new challenges, I will do my best for this country.”
He should now be in line to potentially make his debut in the next set of World Cup qualifiers and having completed the process, I’d be very surprised if he wasn’t called up, even if it was only to get him used to the camp and start bedding him in.
Despite it being more international upheaval for us, we should certainly benefit down the line from his involvement and the type of player he’ll come up against.