Heurelho Gomes spoke of the team’s frustration after Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Sunderland.
We dominated the first hour of the Premier League clash at the Lane and after being thwarted by Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon and the woodwork, finally broke through in the 64th minute.
Rafael van der Vaart maintained his record of scoring in every home match he’s featured in so far with his sixth goal, converting from close range from Peter Crouch’s knockdown.
Unfortunately, the visitors managed to equalise just three minutes later when Asamoah Gyan got the better of Younes Kaboul and William Gallas before slotting home.
“It’s not easy when you work so hard to score and then straight after they equalise,” said Gomes.
“Sunderland worked so hard against us and their goalkeeper was on fire in the first half. That always seems to happen here. The opposition goalkeepers always make it difficult for us.
“We managed to get 1-0 up but conceded so soon after and then couldn’t score again. It was frustrating because we want to win these home games.
“We have to keep going. Confidence is still high because we know we are playing well.
"We didn’t play badly against Sunderland, we just conceded that goal straight after we scored and that was the problem.
“We have to learn from that and move straight on to the next game.