Pulis understands Tuncay reaction

08 November 2009 05:25
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis admitted he was not surprised by Tuncay's reaction at being substituted in the 2-1 defeat at Hull.The Turkish striker, who had replaced Ricardo Fuller on 81 minutes, was taken off by Pulis after skipper Abdoulaye Faye was sent off for two bookings. [LNB]"As soon as we went down to 10 men, we had to bring a defender on," the Potters' boss told BBC Radio Stoke. [LNB]"I don't think I have to explain the decision to him. He's disappointed." [LNB]Pulis added: "If I'd have brought Dave Kitson off, Dave would have been disappointed. But one of them had to go."[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Tuncay had to be calmed down by his team-mates and stormed straight down the tunnel after being called off. [LNB]He has yet to start a Premier League game for Stoke since joining the club from Middlesbrough for £5m in August. [LNB]Pulis also disputed the decisions that led to Faye's red card on 87 minutes. [LNB]"I've watched them back and I'm desperately disappointed with the two decisions," he said. [LNB]"In the first one, he books Abby and does nothing for (Nick) Barmby, and Barmby's actually pushed him in the face. [LNB]"The second one, he doesn't touch the player. We can't appeal because it's two yellows, so we'll take it on the chin, but I don't want to make excuses." [LNB]The Senegal international defender will now miss the home game with Portsmouth on 22 November through suspension. [LNB]The Potters would have moved up to seventh in the Premier League with victory at the KC Stadium, but were denied a point by a late strike from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.

Source: BBC_Sport