Malta face the Faroe Islands on Saturday as they kick off their UEFA European Championship Qualifying campaign.
The Knights of Malta are joined in Group F by Spain and Sweden as well as Norway and Romania in their pursuit to qualify for UEFA Euro 2020.
Italian striker Mario Fontanella has sat down with MalteseFootball.com to discuss the international break and how he benefits from it.
The Valletta striker is currently the Malta Premier League top scorer with 15 goals to his name.
“At this moment we are fighting to win the league title, for players who have not been called up, the international break allows us to recover and come back with more energy,” said Fontanella.
“Certainly for the players who get selected for their national teams, it is more difficult to recover, but they are all professional players who are used to never stopping.”
The 29-year-old continued by speaking about what he has been up to during the international break: “I took advantage of the time off to go to Naples for three days, I was with my family.
“I think the break is great as it allows you to reach the end of the championship in excellent condition, even if I personally would prefer not to stop.”