Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri was all praises for his new signings Medhi Benatia and Miralem Pjanic, as the Bianconeri ran away 2-1 winners against Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.

Juvnetus striker Paulo Dybala opened the s bcoring early on, before new signing Medhi Benatia doubled the sccore for the Serie A champions 11 minutes later. While Erik Lamela pulled one goal back in the second half, it was too little too late for Spurs to make a comeback.

Allegri was especially pleased with the performance of his new signings Benatia and Pjanic in the game, as he expressed his pleasure at Juventus’ dominance over Pochettino’s side for the first 60 minutes.

The two were former teammates at Roma and seems to have re-established their chemistry instantly as Pjanic found Benatia open who scored Juve's second goal of the match. (Picture Courtesy - AFP/Getty Images)

The two were former teammates at Roma and seems to have re-established their chemistry instantly as Pjanic found Benatia open who scored Juve’s second goal of the match. (Picture Courtesy – AFP/Getty Images)

“For the first hour, the boys really held their own, showing great determination and keeping a good shape. Regarding (Medhi) Benatia and (Miralem) Pjanic, both put in excellent performances considering this was their first match with us,” Allegri was quoted as saying on Jiuventus’ official website. “There’s great potential to improve their conditions physically and to gear up for a great season ahead.

“It was a good game, another useful run out for the boys and for 60 minutes we played well. It was important to monitor the players’ physical conditions and to see where they are at in terms of technique and tactics.”

Meanwhile, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was pleased that his side showed the character to come back into the game and score a goal in the second half.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 26: Erik Lamela of Tottenham controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Juventus FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 26: Erik Lamela of Tottenham controls the ball during the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Juventus FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 26, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

“That was a very good test and the second half was very good. Maybe we need to say we were 2-0 down in the first half and 1-0 up in the second half. It’s not about the result, it’s about how we compete and how to get the best performance to be fit for the start of the season. It was a good experience and all positive,” Pochettino was quoted as saying on Spurs’ official website.

The Argentine, who most recently committed his future to Tottenham, had special praise for Erik Lamela, as the Spurs attacker scored Tottenham’s only goal of the game. He said, “Erik Lamela was good and scored a great goal. We played well, much better in the second half. We need to take all the positive things out of this performance, learn and improve.”

Twitter reactions

The match might have been billed as a pre-season friendly, but judging by Allegri’s touch-line antics, it is no surprise that Juventus were the hungrier of the two sides in this game.

There was a lot of praise for the likes of Pjanic and Benatio, who were involved in the second goal of the match, that was barely attended by around five thousand fans. Here are some of the best reactions we found on Twitter.

While Tottenham fans did praise the likes of Lamela and Victor Wanyama for their good showing, most of the Spurs’ supporters were not altogether happy with the result.

At the end of the day though, it was the Juventus fans who were the happier of the lot — not just because the Bianconeri won this match, but also because they managed to secure the signing of Gonzalo Higuain, who was Serie A’s top scorer last season with 36 goals from 35 appearances.

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