June 15, 2017 / 10:01 AM / 6 months ago

Dier says Tottenham spurred for revenge win over Magpies

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur are looking to avenge their humiliating defeat at Newcastle United on the last day of the 2015-16 Premier League season when the two sides meet on the opening day next season, the North London side’s midfielder Eric Dier has said.

Football Soccer - France v England - International Friendly - Stade de France, St Denis, France - June 13, 2017 England manager Gareth Southgate talks to England's Phil Jones and Eric Dier. Reuters / Charles Platiau

Tottenham, who were second for a majority of the campaign, were thrashed 5-1 by an already-relegated Newcastle on the final day, much to the joy of local rivals Arsenal, who sneaked them with a win over Aston Villa.

“Newcastle have just come up and I‘m sure the atmosphere will be fantastic for their first game back in the Premier League,” Dier told the club’s website. (www.tottenhamhotspur.com)

“We want to start well... and make up for what happened there on the last day of the season two years ago.”

After their trip to St James’ Park, Tottenham will host champions Chelsea for their first home game at Wembley, being used while White Hart Lane undergoes redevelopment, on Aug. 19.

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru

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