The fixture ahead for Newcastle is their biggest challenge to date. But the question is, is can Steve Bruce not only motivate his players to believe that this match is winnable? but also put on a tactical performance similar to what we saw against Spurs?
The formula was all down to the organisation of Newcastle, the concentration had to be high and the players needed to be patient against a Spurs side that enjoyed 81% possession.
This strategy paid off for Steve Bruce as Spurs’ eagerness left them exposed in the defence.
Leading up to Newcastle's goal, Spurs' left a wide gap of around 5+ yards between Rose and Sanchez, this allowed Joelinton to stand unmarked in between the two defenders.