Brentford B forward Christian Tue Jensen is relishing life at the club during his one-year loan stint from FC Midtjylland.
Christian arrived at the club in June and says he is feeling as fit as he’s ever felt and is learning all the time having made the temporary move to London.
He explained: “It’s been really good for me to come to a new place and learn. Pre-season was really hard, but it helped me a lot to get fitter and right now I’m feeling really good.
“It wasn’t a difficult decision for me (to come on loan) because I’ve always wanted to come to a foreign country, especially England. To get a one-year loan deal was really good for me to get out and play a lot of games and try to develop as a player and also as a person. It was a really easy decision for me.”
With a number of both teammates and coaching staff at Jersey Road coming from Denmark, Christian believes that has helped him settle well to life at the club.
“I love everything about it (London), and it’s different to where I’ve come from, and it’s a lot bigger with so much to do, said Christian. “It’s a nice city, I love it. Right now, I live with Mads (Roerslev) and we’re just 200 metres from the training ground. It’s been nice to have some guys from Denmark to settle in, so it’s been easy.
“You get a lot of different cultures and you have to learn a new language, but it’s also good in terms of learning a new playing style. We have players from places like France, Scotland, Wales, Denmark and the Czech Republic.”
There’s no doubt that Christian has come to the club with a goal to continue his development, and having impressed with Brentford B so far in which he netted a hat-trick against Beckenham Town as well as getting on the scoresheet against the likes of Aberdeen Reserves and FFDTV Academy, the youngster has high aspirations for his time with the club.
He continued: “I want to play as many games as possible in the B Team and try to play good, but of course, I want to go to the first team. That’s the goal I have here.”
When asked about what he’s improved on so far during his time with the club, Christian believes his fitness has become a key strength to his game and the Dane credited Brentford B Head Coach Neil MacFarlane and his staff for the work they’ve put in.
“He’s (Neil) been great and really helped me a lot, firstly to get fitter, and he wants you to work hard every day. He’s pushed me a lot and I’m learning under Neil.
“I’ve never been so good fitness-wise and that’s after a hard pre-season where we trained hard every day to get into really good shape and form.”
The young Bees are set to take on Reading Under-23s at Griffin Park in a friendly on Wednesday evening in a 7:30pm kick-off, and with the chance to play in a stadium environment, Christian says he and his teammates are looking forward to it, and having put together some positive recent results, he feels the team are improving a great deal.
He continued: “I’m looking forward to it a lot, we love to play at the stadium, so it’s going to be a good experience.
“It’s always nice to go to big places and play in stadiums because it feels different, so it’s a great opportunity.
“I think in the first game in Scotland (v Aberdeen) we were really good and played some of the best football that I’ve seen this year. We’ve had a really good development process, and everyone is getting better and better.”