Mathias Jorgensen started twice and came off the bench once for Denmark at the 2018 World Cup, where he partnered Sevilla’s Simon Kjaer at the heart of the back four.
The Huddersfield Town centre-back held that position in Denmark’s UEFA Nations League victory over Wales in September and he remains hopeful of making it his own with the national team.
The Terriers player is aware that he has to fight with Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen and Southampton’s Jannik Vestergaard for a place in Denmark’s starting XI.
If he has to feature regularly for his club and country, the 28-year-old must take good care of body and having joined the English club in 2017, Jorgensen is aware that he has to be in good shape, especially during his second season in the Premier League.
“I play regularly in the Premier League, which is a tough league, and when there are even international matches, it’s something else when playing matches and not just a training week,” he told Danish publication BT.
“Now, of course, when I play most international matches, more plans need to be made, so my body gets the right amount of rest so I can be healthy all year for a very difficult second season for myself and Huddersfield in the Premier League.”
For David Wagner’s side, he has started in seven Premier League matches and scored one goal in the process this season.