Spurs edge Newcastle in opener

Pochettino blames Brexit for spiralling costs'I feel sorry for the English people

Dier believes it would take a lot to improve the quality that is already on the Spurs books and understands that the club simply can not compete with the spending power available at other top sides.

Within the Premier League's own fantasy football game however, Kane's stature ensures he remains a popular selection, with nearly a third of managers picking the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot victor for the first gameweek of the season.

"I am so proud of the performance in the circumstances", Pochettino told Sky Sports.

Blues supporters will have had a close eye on him and he was thoroughly impressive against Spurs, winning 100% of his tackles in the first half and making more take-ons and more interceptions than any other Newcastle player.

Here at Vital Newcastle, we have a new feature this season, our Player Rating widget which enables you, quickly, to rate each player. "We can do better, and be more consistent but it was a massive challenge to connect everything and prepare in the few days we had".

However, the Argentinian saluted his players for refusing to be distracted and called on supporters and the squad to stay together.

Then once you look at the likes of Sels, Haidara, Mbemba, Armstrong, Toney and the two loans out (Gayle and Colback), they were all fringe/unwanted players, maybe excluding Gayle - but I feel he would be 3rd or 4th choice with Muto and Rondon now at the club.

"I was lucky to get a touch and it didn't go in the goal".

Mohamed Diame had already hit the post and Newcastle debutant Salomon Rondon saw Vertonghen deflect his late effort against the bar.

However, just 149 seconds later, the hosts restored parity through Joselu. "Hopefully, we can take that energy into the future because it's really good to be back here with the team after such a special win for my country". "The team worked hard against a very good side". Newcastle allowed Alli a free run at the far post to send a precise header back across Dubravka into the far corner from Serge Aurier's inviting cross, which was whipped in from the right.

Tottenham opened their Premier League campaign with a victory at Newcastle for the second year running as goalline technology set them on their way.

"I told you [the other day] that numerous players returned in a good condition", Pochettino said. "We reacted well and never gave up".



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