It is a surprise that the likeness between Joe Cruse and Nemanja Matic has not been spotted before so thanks to a Spurs fan Member for the tip off. 28 year old Matic with 30 caps for Serbia to his name was signed by Chelsea back in 2009 for £1.5m from Slovak club MFK Košice and he was then out on loan till being sold to Benfica in 2011 in a swop for David Luiz. Something happened to his career there for Chelsea bought him back him in 2014 for £21m - doesn’t sound good business or talent spotting to me! He is therefore a well travelled and very successful player now.
So what about Joe the current Cornwall Champion and County team stalwart playing off +3? Joe has played at St Enodoc since a wee lad and has been St Enodoc’s star player for some considerable while winning the Magor Gold Medal more times than I have had hot dinners and is now gainfully employed in Nick William’s Pro shop (possibly on slightly less than Chelsea pay Matic). Well as far as any international roots go you can look no further than Tiverton and Hexham so he is a proper Englishman even if he would probably prefer to be referred to as Cornish.