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Freddie - The three proudest moments of my career

Freddie Ljungberg says taking charge of his first game as our interim coach was one of the three proudest moments of his career.

The Swede led us to a 2-2 draw at Norwich on Sunday, and felt there were enough signs to encourage him about the squad’s potential ahead of his first game in charge at the Emirates.

“It has been quite hectic, so I haven’t thought about it that much but of course it will be a proud moment,” Ljungberg said.

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“I thought it the other day, that when I made my debut for the national team, when I made my debut here and made my debut at Norwich as a manager, they are three of the proudest moments that I have had.

“I’ve watched [the Norwich game] twice now,” he added. “The general feeling is probably the same as I had after the match, we started extremely well, played very well offensively but had a problem transition-wise so they got shots on target and chances just from the transition of an eight-yard sprint, which we need to stop. So that’s something we will focus on.

“Other things [to consider] is that my feeling that we got in behind their midfield and behind their backline a lot has been backed up by data within the club, which we have been sky rocketed up to be one of the top teams in the league to get into the pockets and behind them. That feels very good that it has been backed up by the data and the feeling I had after the game, and of course we will try to keep on doing that.

“My feeling was that I wanted to win the game, very disappointed not to win it, but if we play a transition game like we did, we won’t win any games, so that’s something that I can coach and try to improve.”

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