Arriving from Celta Vigo during the summer for £3.4m, Mathias Jensen is slowly making a name for himself at Brentford under Thomas Frank.

Picking up two assists in 10 appearances so far, the midfielder has also caught the eye of his national team manager, who called him up for the latest international break.

Picking up his third cap in the recent 2-1 win against Iceland, the Brentford man was called in to replace Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who found himself unable to play due to a Covid-19 quarantine.

Filling the Spurs player’s boots more than adequately, Jensen earned quite a few brownie points with his performance, including praise from the man he replaced.

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Speaking to, Højbjerg said: “I’ve seen his matches at Brentford and also talked to him when he’s been with the national team before. He’s an amazingly nice football player who is technically sublime. He’s a super guy and has a great future ahead of him.

“What’s also great about such a talented player is that he’s also got his head screwed on the right way. That, I think, is cool to be part of”.

Back for Wednesday’s game against Belgium, the Tottenham star will likely start the game, but Jensen isn’t all that bothered, ready to be called upon if the need arises.

The Brentford midfielder told “I know very well that if Pierre [Højbjerg] had not been quarantined, the it was not certain I would have played, but such if football once in a while. I always try to play when I get the chance, and then, of course, it’s up to Kasper Hjulmand to decide who plays next time. Whether I start on the pitch or not, I’m ready”.