With eight new signings, none of whom have any Premier League experience, and only a month to prepare, Eriksson realises there is an element of unknown about his team. But, after almost seven years out of the day-to-day club environment, the Swede cannot wait to get started.
"I will be nervous," he said. "You can feel the fact the games are about to start. I will be able to get up on Monday and count the points everyone has got. "
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