Steve Bruce’s side stunned top four contenders Tottenham at St James’ Park and grabbed a late goal to secure a 2-2 draw in a game they had opportunities to win, cancelling out Harry Kane’s first half strikes.
Newcastle turned in a vastly improved performance from their loss away at Brighton and Anderson feels it will ensure they head into their next game against Burnley in good spirits.
However, the Magpies legend stressed that Newcastle need to be picking up wins given the games are running out, with it better to win one and lose one than record two draws.
“It’s about winning games”, Anderson said post match on BBC Radio Newcastle.
“The position that we’re in at this moment in time, draws aren’t that much good to us. Drawing two games, you might as well win one and lose one; you’d be a point better off.
“It’s about winning games, it’s not about performances, but there was so much more to take out of today’s game.
“I think you go to Burnley in good heart because of the way that we played today.
“If we’d have won the game today I don’t think anybody can have too many complaints and if you take Harry Kane out of that Tottenham team I think we’d have won the game.”
Newcastle head to Turf Moor next weekend to lock horns with Sean Dyche’s Burnley outfit, before then playing host to David Moyes’ West Ham United side.