"I think a few people will surprise here," said the Swede.
The 60-year-old refused to set a medals target, but said he wants to "do better" than Paris, adding: "It's the first major event for me as head coach and happens to be in my former home country.
"I have not lived here for 27 years and not been in Gothenburg since 1995, but it's exciting because we have a young team and a well prepared team and I think we will do well.
"It's early in the year and setting a medal target is unpredictable so we have to look at if we are doing the best we can, and if we're doing that then we are in good shape. Numbers don't mean that much to me."
"It's a new era and we are going forward to try to develop on where we ended up last year," he said. "We try to do things better and better. I think you need to consult more and more and listen and get feedback in order to improve.
"To me it's all centred around the athletes. The athletes are the focal point, we are all there to support them. It's important to communicate the whole time and be available."
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