Poland’s right-back Matty Cash expressed delight after receiving Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe’s jerseys in the space of a week.
The 25-year-old Poland and Aston Villa star matched up with Lionel Messi last week Tuesday night, followed by Kylian Mbappe on Sunday afternoon.
Although Poland lost to Argentina at the Qatar World Cup, Matty Cash left the pitch with a smile after his Aston Villa team-mate Emiliano Martínez gifted him Lionel Messi’s shirt.
Cash shared the picture of Lionel Messi’s jersey he got as a present on his Instagram with a goat emoji.
Cash told ESPN: “After the end of the match, Emi Martinez came to me and said, ‘I brought you a gift.’ I said, ‘What?’ And he took me to the dressing room to surprise me with a Messi shirt!”
Lionel Messi has proved his prominence once again, guiding Argentina to victory against Australia in the round of 16.
After losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in the opening match, Messi has thereafter been instrumental in his nation’s qualifier from the group stage and guiding Argentina to the quarter-finals.
Lionel Messi’s 35th-minute goal against Australia saw him surpass Diego Maradona’s World Cup record.
The 35-year-old PSG star surpassed Ronaldo’s 8th man of the match award as he picked up the Budweiser man-of-the-match medal in his 1000th career appearance.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi wasn’t the only hard task Cash had to face in the World Cup tournament as he also matched up against the energetic Kylian Mbappe on Sunday, December 4.
France defeated Poland 3-1 on Sunday afternoon thanks to Giroud’s opening goal and Kylian Mbappe’s braze at the Al Thumama Stadium.
Mbappe seems to be on a mission to help France win the Qatar World Cup after guiding them to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The PSG star has moved into pole position in the pursuit of this World Cup Golden Boot with his two goals against Poland taking him to five so far in Qatar.
More so, Mbappe’s double against Poland took him to nine all-time World Cup goals one more than Ronaldo.
It’s safe to say Mitty Cash’s tour to Qatar met some fulfillment despite Poland’s elimination from the World Cup as he showed no reticence to add triumphant Mbappe’s jersey to his collections.
Who is Matty Cash?
Matthew Stuart Cash was born on the 7th of August 1997.
He is a professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Aston Villa and the Poland national team.
Matty Cash’s Club Career.
Cash began his football career at Wycombe Wanderers and later joined FAB Academy before he signed his first professional contract with Nottingham Forest in October 2014.
On his arrival, Cash managed to establish himself as a regular right-back at Nottingham before he signed for Aston Villa in September 2020.
Matty Cash joined Aston Villa on a five-year contract for a reported £14 million, rising to £16 million on September 3rd, 2020.
Praised for his defensive mastery, his vigor power, and the ability to pin down opponents on the pitch, Cash earned Nottingham Forest Player of the Season 2019/20 and Aston Villa Player of the Season 2021/22.
Cash’s Personal life.
Cash was born in England but decided to play for Poland his grandparent’s home country.
The 25-year-old Aston Villa star player received his Polish passport in October 2021, qualifying him to play for the Poland national team.
He made his debut the following month and represented Poland at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
On his relationship status, as of the time of this report, Matty Cash is single, and he does not have a girlfriend.