Asked if his team were now in a scary position, the former Real Madrid boss replied: “It was scary before. I am here because I have to give the team confidence and we have to improve things.
“We are creating chances, we are attacking, so we have to improve this part of the game and create more chances and Mitrovic or Papiss Cisse or the other strikers will score more goals and we will be fine.”
Allardyce targets four wins from eight games
Allardyce, whose team have not kept a clean sheet in 18 consecutive games in all competitions, said his team need four wins from their eight remaining games.
“If we don’t start getting these clean sheets it’s going to be a massive problem,” he added.
“We are a team that has to score twice to win. Sadly we didn’t get the second goal and we conceded late on again.
“In the second half, I don’t know why we sat in and let Newcastle come at us. Maybe that was the size of the game, but in the end we haven’t done that and it’s two points dropped.
“We need four wins from the last eight, so it’s now must-win rather than draw.”