We play Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow in the early game and it’s the same first game as last season – at home to Tottenham.
Newcastle played well last year until Jonjo Shelvey was sent off early in the second half when the score was 0-0, and we shot ourselves in the foot – and lost 2-0.
The last two seasons under Rafa Benitez we have lost our first two games so maybe things can be different this time around?
Mauricio Pochettino– Spurs’ excellent manager
Given the mood on Tyneside at the moment we could do with a win against a weakened Tottenham side.
A number of their World Cup players are not really match-fit after England’s semi-final place in last summer’s World Cup in Russia and will not play in this game.
Let’s hope we can get 3 points – or at least a draw.
Tottenham didn’t bring in one player in the summer transfer window and they didn’t sell any either.