Tottenham Hotspur are certainly not the easiest of opening fixtures for Newcastle United. Rafa Benitez will likely be hoping the club can bring in more recruits before they face the North London outfit.
Whilst they as yet have not brought in any new recruits, Spurs boast such a high level of quality in their side, it is difficult to improve. The Magpies will have to face a Spurs side desperate to get off to a good start.
Newcastle are going to have to focus defensively to take anything out of their opening Premier League game. Offensively, Pochetinno’s Spurs are explosive. Golden Boot winner Harry Kane fronts the attack, and he is backed up by the creativity of players like Dane Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli. Kieran Trippier will be looking to make overlaps and stretch the Newcastle defence. From a tactical stance, Benitez has his hands full.
Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld have formed one of the most solid centre-back pairings in the Premier League, finding ways to force Hugo Lloris in to making saves.
With that in mind, Benitez needs to make sure he has these two players signed before Newcastle face Spurs on the opening weekend…