Spurs are at St James' Park for the new season kickoff.
âIt will be difficult, especially away from home, but itâs a good early test for us,â Bale told the Spurs website. âItâs important to get off to a good start.
âNewcastle had a fine season. No-one really expected them to be right up there and maintain it throughout the season.
âTheyâve some great players and it will be a case of keeping those players quiet and trying to impose our game plan.â
Gareth felt team spirit was Newcastleâs greatest asset last season. âThey all worked hard, they worked together and that counts a lot in football,â he added.