Pulis: Potters can bounce back

14 September 2009 12:33
Stoke boss Tony Pulis is confident his players can put the disappointment of their last-gasp defeat to Chelsea behind them and continue to build on their good start to the season. Having picked up seven points from their first four league fixtures the Potters were looking good to add to that tally when Abdoulaye Faye's first-half header put them a goal up against the Blues on Saturday. Didier Drogba equalised and Florent Malouda broke Stoke hearts deep into stoppage time by sealing a 2-1 win for the visitors, but Pulis insists his players will not dwell on the defeat. "We'll have a good chat about it to make sure they quickly put it behind them," Pulis told The Sentinel. "But there should be no great problem because they are good professionals and we showed we could bounce back from similar disappointments last season. "We'll make sure there will be nobody feeling sorry for themselves and that they will be ready to kick on again straight away. "It's just a kick in the stomach and we've had those a few times from Chelsea, but we've given them a run for their money and full credit to our lads for doing that."

Source: Eurosport