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Gomes - We deserved more

Posted on 22 December 2008  - 12:00

The sight of Heurelho Gomes staring almost disbelievingly as Newcastle celebrated their winning goal just about summed up the squad's feelings as they departed Tyneside with no reward for their efforts on Sunday.

Gomes - We deserved more

The sight of Heurelho Gomes staring almost disbelievingly as Newcastle celebrated their winning goal just about summed up the squad's feelings as they departed Tyneside with no reward for their efforts on Sunday.

The keeper was crestfallen after Damien Duff rolled home the winner with the clock set to tick into injury time at St James' Park.

Gomes had little to do as we controlled possession in the second half of what was always a tight Premier League encounter.

Michael Owen blasted the home side's best chance over the bar and we got into a number of great positions without carving out the chance that might have won it.

Harry Redknapp insisted afterwards that he was disappointed not to get all three points, let alone one, let alone lose out right at the end and the manager's sentiments were shared by Gomes.

"I thought we played well and we were better than Newcastle," he said.

"We created more chances than them but didn't score and then to lose like that at the end was very disappointing.

"One point would have been a fairer result."

Gomes immediately turned his attention to the Christmas period with Fulham and West Brom providing the opposition in key fixtures on Boxing Day at the Lane (1pm) and December 28 at The Hawthorns (3pm) respectively.

"I think we can win these games," he said, positively.

"If we do and we manage to get the six points then we can climb up the table.

"Fulham are on a good run but we are confident at home - every time we play at home we know we can win."

THANKS TO FANS

Meanwhile, Gomes spoke for everyone when he paid tribute to the travelling fans that packed our section high up in the Leazes End at St James' Park.

"It didn't surprise me to see so many fans there because they follow us everywhere," he said. "They are brilliant.

"It's so important for the players to see that support as well, it gives you confidence and it's the same at home when there is always a great atmosphere. They are right behind us and it's so important."