As it turned out, we didn't add to Jermain Defoe's 54th minute strike and Palace, who created all the chances in the first half, levelled via Andy Johnson 12 minutes from time.
That ended our hopes of a sixth successive win in the Barclays Premiership - matching our best league run for 15 years.
But it wasn't to be. "I'm very disappointed and the team is disappointed because we were at home, we'd won five before this one but for me we didn't score enough goals," said Reto.
"One goal is dangerous because the opposition can score a goal.
"We didn't lose, okay, but when you feel you are better you want three points and to only get one at home is disappointing. We have a lot of games coming up and we have to start again."
Meanwhile, the Swiss youngster appears to have coped with spending his Christmas away from home. "I've had no problems because all my family are here and that's important at Christmas.
"I'm normally on holiday and to play at Christmas is something new but I like it, it's no problem."
Reto Ziegler echoed Martin Jol's sentiments and agreed that we needed a second goal to put the game beyond Palace on Tuesday.