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Selfish stars frustrate Pulis
10 May 2010 - 15:19:14
Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has continued his war of words with some unhappy members of his squad after promising summer changes at the Britannia Stadium.
The Potters have ended a second and successful season in the Premier League under something of a cloud after a series of verbal blows struck in the media by Pulis and some of his players.
Reports of dressing room spats have soured their 11th placed finish this season and Pulis is planning to wield the axe now that the campaign has ended.
"They actually think we're doing them a favour by paying them their wages," he told BBC Radio Stoke.
"You get this 'me, me, me' situation and it can kill the dressing room. There's been a few around the place.
"Whether they dropped off in their training because they lost heart and thought they wouldn't get in the team, or whether it was a selfish thing I don't know.
"Being in the Premier League and being part of what is almost like Hollywood at times, they get carried away with the publicity and everything that surrounds it.
"It's difficult to control that situation, especially with certain individuals.
"We'll be working very hard to get one or two of the players out and we'll be working very hard to bring one or two fresh ones in, but as I've said before, we have to make sure they're the right players."