Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rafa Excited at Prospect of Spurs Opener

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rafa Excited at Prospect of Spurs Opener

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Byline: LEE RYDER @lee_ryder

RAFA Benitez has reacted to Newcastle United's new Premier League fixture list.

The Spaniard is already looking forward to taking on Tottenham Hotspur on August 12 and feels that Newcastle have a winnable clutch of games.

Benitez, speaking to official website, said: "It's always exciting to see the new fixtures and like the fans, it's something we all look forward to.

"It's a great start at home to Tottenham and a really exciting first game at St James' Park for our fans to enjoy.

"We will all have extra motivation for that game, but it will be a very tough start too because Spurs showed how good they are last season.

"Of course they were our last Premier League opponents here too, which was a memorable match for everyone, but this time around it will be completely different."

"After Spurs I think then we have a good run of games and I'm pleased to see it's quite a balanced list in terms of the teams we're up against. …

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