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