Pulis pleased for scorer Tuncay

14 December 2009 10:09
Stoke City striker Tuncay has been praised by his manager Tony Pulis after netting his first goal for the Potters.The Turkey international scored in the 2-2 draw against Wigan on Saturday. [LNB]"He made things happen for us and he's so disappointed because he could have scored another two or three goals," Pulis told BBC Radio Stoke. [LNB]"I'm pleased he has scored, that's a real monkey off his back. He started for the first time at home as well, so it was a good day for him." [LNB]Tuncay, 27, has struggled for regular football since his £5m move from Middlesbrough in August, and was starting a Premier League game for only the second time. [LNB]Stoke were indebted to goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, who saved a stoppage-time penalty from Latics striker Hugo Rodallega to preserve a point.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Ryan Shawcross had levelled the scores at 2-2, after Maynor Figueroa had put Wigan ahead with a stunning free-kick from inside his own half. [LNB]"At that moment, I don't think they'd got near our penalty box, and when that goes in, you wonder whether it's going to be your day," Pulis continued. [LNB]"But it shows the commitment and spirit here. They can level everything at us but they can't question is our team spirit, and that's shone through again." [LNB]The Potters have gone three league matches without a win and have dropped to 11th in the table.

Source: BBC_Sport