The Aston Villa defender Matty Cash could make his international debut for Poland as soon as next month after being granted citizenship.
Following his naturalization, Aston Villa defender Matty Cash could make his international debut for Poland as soon as next month.
Cezary Kulesza, the president of the Polish Football Association, revealed that the 24-year-old was granted citizenship on Tuesday afternoon. Andrzej Duda, the country’s president, congratulated the athlete on Twitter, writing, “Congratulations and good luck on the pitch!”
“Thank you, Mr. President. It is an honour and an extremely important moment for me and my family. I’ll do my best on the pitch,” Cash replied. The full-back’s mother was born in Poland, and Cash has spent some time exploring the possibility of changing his national allegiance, having not been selected by England.
“This is a very important and proud day for me and my family. My application to get a Polish citizenship has been approved by Polish authorities,” Cash added in a separate tweet. “I would like to thank the president, my family and other people who helped me. Now it’s time for a new challenge. I will give my all for this country.”
source : guardian sport