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‘It’s a dream come true’: Aston Villa’s Matty Cash went to the moon after making his debut in Poland

‘It’s a dream come true’: Aston Villa’s Matty Cash went over the moon after debuting for Poland in 4-1 win over Andorra

  • Matty Cash made his debut for Poland in a 4-1 win over Andorra on Friday
  • He qualified to play for Poland through the maternal side of the family.
  • The Aston Villa right-back described his debut as a ‘dream come true’


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Aston Villa’s Matty Cash was delighted after making his debut for Poland in a 4-1 win for the Andorran Minnows.

The right-back, who was born in Slough, qualified to play for the Polish team through his mother’s family side and managed to change his citizenship in October after speaking with the Polish Federation.

Cash made his first international appearance after coming off the bench in the 63rd minute. He replaced Przemyslaw Frankowski and played on the right wing for the remaining minutes of the game.

Matty Cash debuted for Poland on Friday night against Andorra in Group I

Matty Cash debuted for Poland on Friday night against Andorra in Group I

The Aston Villa right-back was eligible to play for England, but chose to represent Poland

The Aston Villa right-back was eligible to play for England, but chose to represent Poland

The Aston Villa right-back was eligible to play for England, but chose to represent Poland

Speaking after the match, the 24-year-old said: ‘It’s a dream come true and a special moment for me. We looked very good and it was an exceptional victory. ”

‘Every time I play, I give 100 percent. I had a good time playing with the boys. I hope to continue doing so. The training ground was fantastic. I enjoyed every moment. The boys greeted me kindly. I love being here and I love playing for Poland. ‘

He added: ‘I hope I can do this many more times. I spoke to the coach before the game and he told me that he would play a part of the game. He didn’t know how many, but he was ready. I will remember this moment forever. ‘

Robert Lewondowki’s double and goals from Kamil Jozwiak and Arkadiusz Milik were enough to secure Poland’s three points.

Cash was eligible to play for England but pushed for his Polish citizenship, with players like Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier ahead of him in the pecking order.

A 4-1 victory over Andorra on Friday night secured Poland's place in the World Cup playoffs.

A 4-1 victory over Andorra on Friday night secured Poland's place in the World Cup playoffs.

A 4-1 victory over Andorra on Friday night secured Poland’s place in the World Cup playoffs.

Poland are in the same group as England and Friday night’s victory secured their spot in the World Cup playoffs, giving Cash a great opportunity to perform in Qatar next year.

Cash went through the youth ranks at Wycombe Wanderers before joining Forest at age 17 in 2014, eventually progressing to becoming a regular first team member and playing 141 times.

His impressive Championship performances secured him a £ 14 million transfer to Aston Villa last year, where he has since played 39 Premier League games.

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