By Damian Spellman, Pa
Published: 12:50 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 12:50 BST, 1 September 2019
Newcastle defender Fabian Schar headed off on international duty reflecting upon what might have been after a difficult start to the new Premier League campaign.
Schar met up with Switzerland having secured a point for his club with the equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Watford at St James' Park on Saturday, a game which posed as many questions as it answered about the new-look Magpies.
The first-half performance in particular, as well as the final result, came as a disappointment to Schar and his team-mates after their sterling efforts in the victory at Tottenham last Sunday, on a day when a victory would have left them with six points from their opening four games.
Fabian Schar fires home on the stroke of half-time to pull Newcastle level at St James' Park
The Switzerland international is congratulated by his team-mates after his first of the season
He told NUFC TV: 'We are OK after four games, but if we had won this game, it would have been much better, the feeling would have been great when you go into a break with two wins.
'Now we have four points, it's still OK, but we could have had more