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Krul: Newcastle do not fear tough start

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul is excited about the looming season ahead.

Tottenham are up first at St James' Park and will be swiftly followed by a clash with Chelsea a week later with the Europa League play-off sandwiched in between.

Krul told the Evening Chronicle: "We are on the back of a great season last time around.

"Now we are getting prepared for the next one. We know we have a tough start ahead, but that is no different to last year.

"Look what happened - we had the best start in years. There is nobody to be afraid of, I believe we can live with anybody on our day.

"Hopefully, we can hold on to our players and push on from what we did last year."

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