The Great Dane spoke with us to look ahead to Saturday's clash with Watford at Oakwell.
After finally recording the first league victory of the current campaign in midweek against Queen Park Rangers, defender Mads Andersen told us confidence was high going into this weekend.
“We’ve got a lot of confidence from it.” Mads began.
“We scored three goals, we kept a clean sheet and it was our first victory. We are really happy with the performance and there is a good feeling here right now.”
That was an ideal start for the Reds' new Head Coach, Valérien Ismaël who had been appointed just a few days before Tuesday night's 3-0 win against the R's.
Mads believes the new boss has made a positive early impact at Oakwell.
He said: “He’s only been here for a week, but I get a positive energy from him. As a coach, you feel his power and energy in the game and in the changing room.
“I think everyone is on the same page, we all have the same focus.
“We need to pick up consistent results now and move on up the table.”
The Reds' backline has improved massively over the last few months, with the transition to three at the back proving a smooth one.
Andersen feels the understanding is there and acknowledged that it would need to be another solid performance in defence if Barnsley are to get anything out of Saturday's game against promotion favourites Watford.
“I think we have a good connection as a back three.” The Dane remarked.
“It’s been easy to play alongside my teammates and we all understand our roles. But I have also played most of my career in a back four so I am comfortable with either system.
“Against Watford we must be again on our game. They have lots of talent in their team and we know it will be a test for us.
“But that’s what we need and I personally enjoy the challenge of playing against the best.”