Wasteful Newcastle finishing frustrates Wijnaldum

Date published: Sunday 3rd January 2016 12:46

Georginio Wijnaldum

Georginio Wijnaldum says Newcastle were the better side in their defeat at Arsenal but admits they only have themselves to blame for missing a host of chances.

Newcastle have now drawn a blank in their last three matches, losing all three by a tight 1-0 scoreline as they remain in the Premier League bottom three.

Steve McClaren’s side have now taken one point from their last four outings after back-to-back victories over Liverpool and Tottenham gave them renewed hope of survival.

Wijnaldum may have passed up one of the better chances of the game at Arsenal but insists the players will keep going as they look to end their goalscoring hoodoo.

“I thought we were the better side,” he said.

“We had good precision play and created chances but we didn’t take them, so it was going to be difficult. They had one set-piece and scored.

“We had a lot of confidence that we could play football here, but in the end we have nothing and we’re sad – it’s really frustrating. You know they have the quality to score but if we had taken two chances we would have won.

“You must keep faith that you are going to score goals, but every time you don’t you get frustrated and disappointed. But we have to keep our heads up and we must fight to get the points.”

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