On finding time to improve between games:
It would be nice to have a few days so I can actually practise with them. Before the game is almost like a walkthrough, slowly, of what we need to do and maybe that’s why we start a bit too slowly all the time! Because you can’t really have the tempo in training, but it’s a lot of video and trying to show sequences that we can do better because we can’t really do it on the field. That’s not ideal, but that’s December and the situation I’m in with the players. We do the best we can.
On if this game can turn their season around:
Of course you always hope. But I try to not get carried away because I can still feel that there are things we need to work on and we’re not near to where I want us to be. But of course, I hope that the happiness the players could feel, and that spirit and hopefully the belief in themselves, that they could pass the ball with a higher tempo and they could do one and two touches and they could do things a lot quicker, that they will have some positive effect on them.
On discussions with senior members of the club:
Yes, I speak to Edu. Of course we played with each other and we try to speak because I don’t have so much of a staff! So I talk to him sometimes about football. But I’ve been told to work on a game-to-game basis and that’s what I’m trying to do. Like I said, it’s the club I love and I’ll try to help them as much as I can. Then it’s up to them to do what they do.
Ljungberg was forced into a tricky spot, and now, it’s time to see whether or not he can fight his way out of it.
Can Freddie secure the job on a full time basis?