Pochettino insists Newcastle should not worry about Steve Bruce

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

When Steve Bruce was appointed as Rafa Benitez’s successor at Newcastle United, it wasn’t met with warmth from all sections of the Toon Army (talkSPORT).

Bruce has seen his Newcastle side fail to pick up a point in their opening two Premier League matches having lost to both Arsenal and Norwich City.

They now face a tough trip to North London to take on Tottenham Hotspur who are still unbeaten in the top flight this season.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that it is too early in the campaign for there to be concerns at Newcastle whilst also lending his support to Bruce by claiming managers need to be given appropriate time in order for their players to adapt to the changes.

The vast majority of Spurs fans will be expecting nothing less than three pooints from the match if they are to look to challenge for the title this sseason.

Tottenham have lost just once in their last 10 Premier League home games (W7 D2 L1), picking up seven victories, including a 1-0 win over Newcastle in February.

He told Football.London in his pre-match press conference: “It is only the beginning, the Premier League is so tough and is so difficult. I have a good relationship with Steve. We are going to play them, but it is only the beginning of the season, no one can be worried.

“We are in a process, nearly all of the clubs, only Manchester City or Liverpool can say they keep all of the dynamic. The rest of the human people and clubs we try to find our best dynamic to try and perform in that tough league. We all need time to get the reward and perform in the way we want.”

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