Aston Villa defender Matty Cash has shown off his acting skills again, as the Poland international ‘popped in for Christmas’ in a Polish festive advert released Thursday. Just under two weeks ago, Cash tried his best to speak the Polish he’s learned in a television ad for car insurance company Mubi, and now he’s back at it again.
On that occasion, Cash was filmed ‘saving’ and ‘comparing’ as he went about everyday tasks such as feeding the dog and taking a football shirt out of the washing machine. All the while, he managed to keep a ball in the air with some fine skills.
This time around, Cash made a surprise visit to a family’s home for Christmas - as he popped down the chimney in a rather splendid fashion. A football boot fell into the fireplace, leaving a father and two children confused. Cash then followed and upon his arrival exclaimed: “Cash pops in for Christmas!”
The advert, which sees the full-back enter the room head-to-toe in Poland international football attire, has earned him great praise from supporters. “These are absolutely golden, keep them coming,” @HolteEndHorizon said on Twitter.” Meanwhile, @CharlieBurdis01 said: “My right back is Polish Santa Claus. Your right back could never.”
Fans weren’t the only ones to enjoy the Villa man’s acting skills, as a few current and former teammates piled in on Cash’s Instagram comments. Ex-Villa captain Jack Grealish replied with nine laughing faces, whereas Tyrone Mings joked: “Nice man, didn’t know you had kids.” Fellow Poland international Przemyslaw Frankowski said: “Haha I love it.”
Cash isn’t just a star for his antics off the field, as he’s currently enjoying one of the most important moments of his professional football career. Away in Qatar, the versatile defender made his World Cup debut on Tuesday, November 22, as he helped Poland to a 0-0 draw with Mexico.
He played every single minute of the match which saw star striker Robert Lewandowski have a second half penalty saved by goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. Poland’s next game, against Saudi Arabia, kicks off at 1pm on Saturday, November 26.