In Mauricio Pochettino, Argentina, interest rates have been held at a 40% emergency since May and the collapse of the peso has led the government to demand a $ 50 billion emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund.
All this makes Britain's troubles somewhat tame, but has not stopped Tottenham's manager from saying that he "feels sorry for the English people," as Brexit beckons, and Pochettino, who embarked on his theme, then made the Electoral fraud was responsible for one case of the pound, leading to an increase in the cost of building the new White Hart Lane and preventing the loss of a single player during the transfer window.
Even for the football managers, that's a creative excuse, but the good news is that Pochettino is an infinitely compelling coach, rather than an economist, and his already impressive young squad did not need reinforcements anyway.
Warmed up by Tyneside Sunshine, they were definitely not at their best, but here they still had a successful start to the new season. Jan Vertonghen and the quietly impressive Dele Alli scored the deciding goals in an afternoon with excellent crosses, headers and dubious defensive dodgers.
The day began with Newcastle fans launching a protest against Mike Ashley's club management outside the Northumberland Street branch of his Sports Direct business. The area outside the city center was only a five-minute walk from St. James's Park and was packed with supporters calling "We want Ashley out" and waving a giant Benitez-faced banner.
Although the organizers' distribution of 200 chocolate bars to store workers underlined the peaceful nature of the demonstration, focusing on Ashley's business meant a significant escalation of long-lasting dissatisfaction. It seemed that a transfer market profit of around £ 20 million was a watershed for protesters who wanted to see their side consider Benítez long-term and challenging for Silveware.
Newcastle manager claims that avoiding relegation is his goal for the season and this fairly precipitous assessment seemed justified when Spurs assumed a ninth-minute lead from a corner. Christian Eriksen's out-swinger found the head of Davinson Sánchez, who turned it on for Vertonghen to direct a header against the bottom of the bar. The goal line technology confirmed that the falling ball had crossed by nine millimeters.
Many home fans were a little disappointed when Joselu took over the Benítez attack instead of Salomón Rondón, which had been taken over by West Brom, but bothered the doubters, who equalized the Spanish striker within three minutes.
His goal was a nice cross from Matt Ritchie on the left, and Joselu played against the suddenly dozing Sánchez, before Hugo Lloris headed headfirst into the bottom corner. The intense glare Pochettino then shot his misguided mid-half-spoke volumes.
But a moment later, the Spurs had begun to move the ball with pleasant skill, and had largely succeeded in slowing Newcastle's initial wild pace. Thanks to an excellent cross from Serge Aurier and a nice header from Alli, who could shorten his late run perfectly, they managed the renewed opening goal. This goal was followed by a new shine, this time by Martin Dubravka in the direction of DeAndre Yedlin, the former right wing of Spurs, who was completely deceived by Alli.
Instead of slamming, the players of Pochettino instead relaxed for a spell. Suddenly, each of her other passages seemed heavy and hard, and as selfless as Harry Kane worked, Newcastle was allowed a way back into things.
After a remarkable second half, Mo Diamé hit a post from the left with a 12-yard shot, which had to withdraw from Lloris. Later he saw how Dubravka looked relieved when he hit Alli's shot after Eriksen's cross. There was also the beautiful Joselu ball that could have resulted in a goal for Kenedy when Chelsea-Loanee was not touched at the crucial moment and Moussa Sissoko's excellent Durbravka shot was missed after former Newcastle midfielder Ben Davies hit cross.
While some of Sissoko's general games failed to live up to the £ 30m spurs he was paid for, Eric Dier was lucky that he was not deported for a second bookable offensive, a foul on Ayoze Pérez.
While Pérez forced Lloris into a glittering save, Rondón replaced Joselu with thunderous applause and saw a shot on the crossbar. Pochettino's tiring defense wobbled, but somehow stuck to an anti-Ashley soundtrack.
How Benitez had to wish for Brexit was the only thing he had to worry about.