The Trotters remain one of just two Sky Bet Championship clubs yet to pick up three points this term but they clawed closer to moving out of the bottom three with a 0-0 draw at Blackpool.
Freedman's men had only picked up a solitary point in their four games on the road prior to the Bloomfield Road trip and Bolton's performance on the coast left their manager with plenty of encouragement.
"I think it's very close," Freedman said of when his side's first league win would come.
"We're an inch away. If you know anything about football and have seen us the last three or four games you'll have seen we're very close.
"We're a good team; we've not got off to a good start but we won't lie down. I refuse to be in this position as the manager of this great club."
A cagey affair was expected given the visitors were desperate to end their slump and the Seasiders were themselves winless in three, but it was a contest which Freedman felt his side edged.
He added: "We're playing against a team, Blackpool, who are riding high, full of confidence and at home very hard to beat. They're playing against my team who are not at their most confident but they showed great desire and I thought we were the better team."