Asked about Newcastle's hopes, he said: "I think they'll stay up.
"I think it was a difficult game against Pompey and maybe if either Obafemi Martins or Michael Owen put their chances away, they could've been sitting there with three points.
"Obviously a goal gives everyone a bit of confidence.
"They've got two home games left - Bolton and Middlesbrough. If they win those two, they've got 37 points.
"Look at Hull. If they get three points against Bolton, it'll be them on 37. I don't see too many points coming for either Newcastle or Hull apart from that so Newcastle would stay up on goal difference."