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Newcastle defender Fabian Schar: We must secure Premier League safety asap

Newcastle United defender Fabian Schar says it's crucial they secure their Premier League safety as soon as possible.

Schar concedes the 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace was a missed opportunity.

“It's always disappointing when you a lose a game, and especially when you lose it in the way we lost this one. We conceded a stupid penalty, and they scored from that. We had the better chances so it is frustrating," he said.

“We know we have to score when we have chances, but then on the other side, we also knew how dangerous they are on the counter-attack. We had to find the balance. At the end they had two or three counter-attacks, but we did fairly well from our side and that's why the final result was such a disappointment.

“We need some more points to get safe, and we want to get them as fast as possible. The last game was a big chance, especially when we were playing at home after winning our five previous home games. We wanted to keep that run going, but we couldn't do it. We have to forget the game now and look forward."

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