Rasmus Nicolaisen has won top-flight titles and played Europa League football during his time in Denmark with FC Midtjylland.
But now the defender is looking to achieve more success in England following his season-long loan switch to Pompey.
He will need to break into a defence that have not conceded a goal in their opening two League One fixtures.
And Nicolaisen is delighted to be given the opportunity to show what he is capable of in another country.
The 23-year-old said: “English football is very attractive for me and I’m looking forward to the time when I can play in front of the fans here. I hope to meet them soon.
“I’m a defender and like to play with power. My greatest skills are my headers and duels, while I have a lot of strength.
"It’s great to get out of my comfort zone and try something new."
“There is a good defence here, so I hope I can get into the side and show what kind of player I am. I’m looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the squad.
“This is a new adventure for me and my family – I have a wife and a kid who will come over. It’s great to get out of my comfort zone and try something new.
“The ambitions are high at this club and I’m also a guy with big ambitions, so I think it’s a good mix for us.
“It would be nice if we could win promotion this season and that’s certainly what we are all aiming for.”
Nicolaisen’s manager at FC Midtjylland was Brian Priske, who previously turned out for Pompey in the Premier League.
He said: “We’ve been talking a lot, but it was a long time ago for him. He said it was a nice stadium with some very passionate fans.”