Forest maintained their good start since Freedman came in as manager with four wins in five games, but he wasn’t happy with how his team started the game.
“I felt in the first 10-15 minutes we sat off them a little bit. It was a setback for us, but I was pleased to see a response and that we stuck with a game plan,” said Freedman.
“That was a victory born out of desire and concentration – that’s why we got the win.”
Forest went 1-0 behind after three minutes against the Cherries, but quickly came back into the game.
Freedman’s frustration at the start is understandable because any team that concedes a goal early, automatically leaves themselves with extra work to do.
It can also affect a team’s discipline because the game plan can go out of the window very quickly.
It’s important for Freedman to stress the positives over the rest of the week in the build up to the game against Reading.
A clean sheet will make the job of the attack a bit easier but Forest are busting a gut to try and close the gap on Wolves above them in the table.
The side should start the game against Reading with a spring in their step and showing that determination not to concede early, which is only going to improve their chances of extending this current run of good form even further.