Fabian Schar is now one of our best players after coming into the side at halftime in what turned out to be the first win of the season in early November when we beat Watford at home 1-0.
And we lost an excellent opportunity on Saturday to get another home win which would have got us close to safety.
The 27-year-old Swiss International has missed the game at Bournemouth and at Arsenal through suspension but was back in the side on Saturday.
Newcastle had many chances in the first half that we completely dominated, but we ended up losing the game 1-0, and we are now 4 points behind Crystal Palace with only 5 games to play.
Fabian Schar challenges Wilfried Zaha last Saturday
This is what Schar has said in the Chronicle today:
“It’s always disappointing when you a lose a game, and especially when you lose it in the way we lost this one. We conceded a stupid penalty, and they scored from that.”
“We had the better chances so it is frustrating.”
“We know we have to score when we have chances, but then on the other side, we also knew how dangerous they are on the counter-attack. We had to find the balance.”
“At the end they had two or three counter-attacks, but we did fairly well from our side and that’s why the final result was such a disappointment.”
“We need some more points to get safe, and we want to get them as fast as possible.”
“The last game was a big chance, especially when we were playing at home after winning our five previous home games.”
“We wanted to keep that run going, but we couldn’t do it. We have to forget the game now and look forward.”
“All the teams in this league are so competitive, so every day has to be a good day for you to win games.”
“It’s always difficult. There are no easy games – the Premier League is really hard and we know that. It is the same for a lot of the teams.”
The best way to recover from a shocking result and a poor performance is to beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Friday night.
That will do the trick.