The Spurs began their premier league campaign with a massive win precisely as they did twelve months ago. They took the day with two goals. The day was so tensed. However, the Spurs strived to be at the top of their game. Despite their win, they never went without a wound. Tottenham conceded a goal as Newcastle’s Jonjo Shelvey managed to avoid the red card with all means possible to assist his team to shape the outcome of the match a year ago. However, it was the same old narrative for the Golden boot winner Harry Kane at the World Cup. He showcased a languid start in the game against Newcastle as he searched for his first ever Premier League goal of this season. According to history, it has always been an unsatisfying month for the England Captain, who as per now, played for more than 16 hours of soccer without finding the net in the first month of the Premier League season.
The striker miscued his only chance yesterday that would have placed Tottenham at a better place. It would also have been fortunate for the Spurs to emerge with all the three points and with three goals. The goals scored by Spurs were concentrated in the early minutes of the game. Dele Alli and Ja Vertonghen, who also scored in the last meeting that the two teams met, were on the charge for the Tottenham team. Joselu scored for the Newcastle team in the previous season. This time, he hit the frame of the goal post on two consecutive occasions. He should, however, have taken something from the match.
In the preseason, it was all business for Newcastle on and off the pitch. However, their first game was preceded by a group of supporters that protested against Newcastle’s owner Mike Ashley. The 300 of them chanted and sung outside the Sports Direct store in the city. On the same issue, Benitez intervened the matter but was unsuccessful. He had no option but to encourage and pump bravery to his players to face the season with much vigor and agility. In the game against Tottenham, Rafa Benitez never included his latest signings apart from Kennedy and Martin Dubravaka who were both on long loan at St James Park. Tottenham had a very tight budget that never allowed them to sign anyone in the transfer window. This is in consideration of their new stadium that is being constructed on a budget of 1billion Euros.