Arsenal Interim Manager, Freddie Ljungberg says the boys are low on confidence, after the team lost on home soil against Brighton last night.
And says, the lads need time to settle and calm their nerves ahead of subsequent games in the Premier League.
He granted the Media an Interview after last night’s game:
“They look very short on confidence. In the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scared to move, they were just standing still. That’s something we need to talk about”.
“In the first half they were scared to get the ball and a bit scared to move, they were just standing still. That’s something we need to talk about.
“It’s never easy when you sack a manager and you’re low on confidence,” he added.
“We started really well at Norwich. We started the second half really well [against Brighton] and I was sure we were going to win the game and get going again”.
“We get a sucker punch on a counter or as they play down one side. It’s hard to take but we keep plugging away”.
“We’re disappointed to lose at home,” he said. “The main thing is we didn’t show up in the first half”.
“We were very passive and we had a chat at half-time, made a tactical change and all of a sudden we looked like a team. For 20 minutes or so we really pushed them, scored goals and thought we could win the game, but VAR was correct”.
“That’s how we have to play the whole game. I said to the players that you can’t give away a whole half to any team in the Premier League. That’s what we need to learn from”.