Lasse Vigen Christensen says he is getting his confidence back at Burton Albion and hopes that his energetic performances on loan can help the Brewers be successful in their battle against relegation from the Championship.
The former Danish under-21 international captain is still highly regarded at Fulham, having made more than fifty league appearances having broken through from the club’s academy at Motspur Park, but had not started a Championship fixture this term under Slavisa Jokanovic prior to his January loan move to the Pirelli Stadium. Christensen made his mark on his Burton debut – setting up the winner for Lloyd Dyer at QPR – and is enjoying the taste of regular football again under Nigel Clough.
The 22 year-old told the Football League Paper:
My situation at Fulham was not the best and I was looking to get out. Fulham wanted me to go and play, too, and Burton were obviously the interested party in taking me on loan. They got together with Fulham, and now I have the opportunity to play in the same division as my [parent] club. I can play against the same teams at the same level, so it is a good option for me.
It’s important for me to get that happiness and joy back in football, as well as my confidence. I have been working hard over the last few years, even though I have not played as much as I would have liked, and I believe I have improved and that I am a better player.
I am the sort of player that will give my all. I will do what I can to make sure Burton have a good final few months of the season. I have definitely been surprised at how good the level of football has been since I came. The two games I was part of showed we can win games, and to come back from a 1-0 deficit against Wolves was a good boost. There is definitely enough talent here to stay in the Championship.
Christensen has been joined at Burton by his fellow Fulham academy graduate Cauley Woodrow and the striker scored a vital winner against Wolves last weekend.
We are still trying to sort out a more permanent place, but so far we have been together in the hotel. It always helps when you come to a new place to have someone in the same position. It makes off-the-pitch stuff a little easier because you don’t now too many people.
We both wanted to come here and make a positive impact and both of us have been lucky enough to do that in our first starts. Each of them was a very important time in the game. It’s brilliant to come in straight away and help the team out, not just through our play but by making a difference on paper as well and helping the team win games.