When players move to a new club, there’s normally a lot of new people for them to meet and get to know.
But not for new Brentford signing Mikkel Damsgaard, who will be surrounded by plenty of familiar faces when he arrives at Jersey Road.
The midfielder will train with the squad before Saturday’s game against Manchester United, and will be reunited with some players that he already knows well.
He has featured for the Danish national team with both Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen, and has played alongside Mads Bidstrup, Mads Bech, Mads Roerslev and Luka Racic at youth level – something that the 22-year-old believes will help him settle in West London.
“I know some of the guys, I've known some of them for a long time,” said Mikkel during his first interview at the Gtech Community Stadium.
“Of course, it's nice when you go into a new locker room and see some familiar faces and can talk to somebody.”
He also made his Nordsjaelland debut alongside his new team-mate Jensen and ex-Bee Emiliano Marcondes aged just 17 in 2017.
And Damsgaard says they are two players he grew up admiring, revealing that he was taught his free-kick technique by Marcondes in a training session when he was a youth player in his homeland.
“They are two of my idols and I've watched a lot of them since I was young in Nordsjaelland and I took a lot of stuff from them. To make my debut with them was cool,” said the midfielder.
"I remember we had some training sessions [with Marcondes]; he was one of the older guys coming down to us younger guys,” he added.
“We had training session about free-kicks - I think it's on YouTube actually, so maybe you can go and watch that!
“But he taught me, he saw me as a young kid learning from him, so he taught me a lot.”
Most Brentford fans will know all about Damsgaard’s set-piece ability after the stunning free-kick he scored against England in the Euro 2020 semi-finals at Wembley.
Denmark, who went on to lose the game 2-1 to the Three Lions in extra-time, reached their first European Championship semi-final since 1992, and the creative midfielder says the goal and tournament as a whole will live long in his memory.
When asked where his goal at Wembley ranks in his career achievements, he said: “Probably, first!
“It was a very nice tournament considering everything that happened and the bounce back we did was just crazy.
“Just seeing how the Danish fans reacted and all the atmosphere going around was cool.”