NEWCASTLE midfielder Jonás Gutiérrez expressed his anger that his side failed to cash in on the chances created in the 0-0 draw against Swansea.
The Argentinian played his part in ensuring the visiting goal was in a semi-permanent stage of siege but Newcastle could not make the vital breakthrough to bag what should have been their first three points since November 5.
Gutiérrez said: “I want to win, I wanted the three points. You saw what happened today, we got a point but I’m angry it wasn’t three.
“It’s important we have a full squad, it builds confidence. When you don’t have a full squad, like last week at Norwich where we had two central defenders out of position, it’s hard for the players there and it’s hard for the team.
“Now we’ve got to focus on working hard and waiting for the other players to come back from injury because in January it is going to be very hard.
“I think we did enough to deserve more than a draw, but that’s football.
“Their keeper made some good saves, but we had the chances to win it. It was different in the second half, we didn’t have the same amount of chances, but we had control of the ball and we had the possession so we should have made that count.
“We wanted to play in the final half of the pitch, to have the ball, to be compact. Not all games are the same. We tried to be offensive, tried to attack. It was a big game for us, and in these games we need the three points. December and January are really important times for the team. What we’ve done before now is important, but we’ve got to think about the future.”
One plus point for Gutiérrez was the returns from injury by Cheick Tioté and fellow Argentinian Fabricio Coloccini.
He added: “They are important players and we needed them back in the side. For the last two months we’ve been playing without a complete squad. It is hard for the manager going into Christmas where we have a lot of games. It is good to have those players back, we’ll be back in full training and we’ll get stronger.”