"It's important to believe, that's the reason I took this job. As a coach it's important to challenge yourself . that's what I have been doing throughout my coaching career."
The well-travelled tactician, who's trained the likes of Bloemfontein Celtic, Maritzburg United and Golden Arrows, among others, has already identified Polokwane's main Achilles Heel. Rise and Shine last won a league match in September, thumping SuperSport United 3-1.
"This team has been struggling with confidence, that's the main reason they've gone eight games without winning. I am working on making sure that each and every player feels appreciated and loved . that would improve their morale," Larsen stated.
Larsen is also looking forward to the January transfer window.
"Yes, we want to beef-up our squad, especially by getting a defender or two . we've been troubled by injuries as well, so we must buy players.
"[Sbusiso] Mbonani and [Cyril] Chibwe as well as [Walter] Musona are struggling with niggling injuries, so it's important to look in the market," said Larsen, who will oversee his maiden Polokwane match against champions Mamelodi Sundowns at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday (6pm).