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Tottenham midfielder Pienaar smiles: It had to be Everton!

Tottenham midfielder Steven Pienaar is ready for the opening day of the new season.

Spurs have drawn Pienaar's former club Everton for the kickoff.

"It will be the first time I've faced Everton since moving to Spurs, I'm looking forward to it and I hope we take all three points to get a positive start to the season," Pienaar told the Spurs website.

"It's always difficult when you face your old club but you have to stay focused.

"It's a game that will test you mentally because you know all the players, the staff and what that club is all about.

"It's the first game of the season and our supporters will want us to go all-out, especially at home.

"For us though, the key is to be patient, open them up and when we do, make sure we take our chances."

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