Birmingham City 0 Tottenham 2
While Birmingham City continue their search for a new striker, it was Tottenham Hotspur's summer recruit Dimitar Berbatov who proved the diifference between the sides in Saturday's friendly.
Bulgarian Berbatov, signed for £10.8 million from Bayer Leverkusen, scored two excellent goals as a classy Tottenham side showed too much quality for Blues.
Blues manager Steve Bruce admitted the range in class was there to be seen.
"There was a gulf in terms of their ability and ours and they were too good for us - it was a simple as that," said Bruce.
"Thankfully we won't be taking on teams like Tottenham every week - well, maybe in 12 months, but they were a very good team."
Spurs boss Martin Jol deployed Berbatov alongside Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane in a three-pronged attack but it was the tall target man who impressed with two excellent strikes.
The Premiership side took the game to their hosts from the off and made the breakthrough after 12 minutes.
Hossam Ghaly collected possession from a set-piece and delivered to Berbatov, who took the ball on his chest and volleyed past Maik Taylor.
Two minutes later he bettered that strike with another.
Ghaly again was the provider, picking out the striker who took the ball down with his leg before unleashing a thunderous drive in off the bar. "They were stunning goals from a striker who looks as if he could be one of those imports we all hear about," said Bruce. "He's been Bulgarian footballer of the year for something like the last five years and looks a very, very good player. His second goal was fantastic and absolutely top draw."