Gutierrez staying focused
Jonas Gutierrez is confident Newcastle United will get back to winning ways before Christmas after being frustrated by Swansea.
Last Updated: 18/12/11 4:13pm
Jonas Gutierrez is confident Newcastle United will get back to winning ways before Christmas as their recent poor run threatens to undo all their great work at the start of the season.
The goalless draw with Swansea at the weekend means it is now five games since they tasted victory - albeit three of those games had been against title hopefuls Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
But having gone unbeaten until then, the Magpies are still on course to hit the 30-point target manager Alan Pardew has set them for Christmas when West Brom visit Tyneside on Wednesday evening.
And although they failed to get all three points against the Welsh side Gutierrez says that spirits remain high in the Newcastle dressing room because of the way they have been playing in recent weeks.
He said: "Sometimes you create one chance and you score and you win, and sometimes like today, you create many chances and you draw. That's football and we have to focus on the next game.
"We tried to keep the ball, have possession and press high. We did it for 60, 65 minutes of the game, but couldn't score.
"That gave Swansea confidence and in the last 15 minutes, it was another game. Anything could have happened and anyone could have scored."