Reinforced Newcastle are still, however, six points clear of the bottom three.
But Pardew said: "Pressure plays a funny game. And for a big club like us, there will be even more pressure.
"So we need to make sure we keep that distance and we knew Spurs was a tough game.
"We wanted to take something out of it, but we haven't. A good win against our next opponents Southampton at home would put us probably in a decent position, but we're a long way from that."