Mathias Jensen has spoken at length to the Daily Mail. Brentford's Danish international midfield player conducted the interview, released a few days ago, earlier in the autumn. He covered a range of topics, speaking about Brentford and his time with the Danish national team.
Much of the interview focussed on the delayed UEFA European Championships 2020. The tournament was played across Europe this summer with matches held in Denmark. Mathias played all six games as his country reached the Semi-Finals, losing to England, and discussed the impact it had.
"The whole Euros was a weird rollercoaster of emotions," he said. "We went from so low to so high and then for me personally it ended very low again. There was pride, at least, at what we'd done for the country."
The low Mathias discussed came in the first game. Denmark midfield player Christian Eriksen had a cardiac arrest on the pitch and his life was saved by medics. Mathias came on as a substitute, replacing his friend and team mate, when the match resumed. An injury picked up in the defeat to England caused Mathias to miss the start of the season, but he has played nine games this term, seven in the Premier League.
"We've proven that we are good enough to be in the Premier League," he added. "We've always thought that we could do well. Of course we'll have difficult spells as well throughout the season. But the way this club is driven and the willingness the team has to run, fight and work for each other really will take us far… we have so much belief in ourselves."
The full piece can be seen here.