After his first match as a Premier League manager Frank de Boer said that amongst his disappointment of the defeat there was plenty to learn and move on from and at his weekly press conference on Friday made reference to the fact that despite the first day setback he was encouraged by what he saw from the dugout.
“The strength of this club is that the fans are very supportive of the team and they know that everything is not going to change in one day as it all takes time. We took some very positive things from the match last weekend and we had some chances of our own during the game but we can do much better and hopefully it will change round for us very soon.”
The manager has been working hard on the training ground to incorporate new ideas into his squad and is pleased with how the players have taken them onboard but knows that lessons need to be learned in the competitive world of the Premier League.
“I am not a manager who suddenly after a defeat decides to change things around and as I say I did see some very positive points so I am not going to change the system. We don’t need to use adapting to a change in style of our play as an excuse, it's not so difficult and quite easy to play.
"The Premier League is so competitive that you have to work hard as a team to get a result because if you don’t you get punished. The players don’t want to use the new system as an excuse and I think everybody understands what we want but we have to execute it better.”