Potters chief plans Tuncay talk
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Tony Pulis has confirmed he will hold talks with Tuncay to explain why he substituted him during Stoke's 2-1 defeat at Hull City.
The Potters chief left the Turkish international forward furious when he opted to take him off just seven minutes after throwing him into the action as a second half substitute at the KC Stadium. Pulis needed to reshuffle his side after Abdoulaye Faye's sending off and Tuncay was the unfortunate victim.
The £5million summer signing from Middlesbrough, who has not yet started a Premier League game for the Potters, was visibly angered by the decision and stormed straight down the tunnel. And, while Pulis sympathised with Tuncay, he insists he made the right decision and will discuss the matter with him.
Pulis said: "I understand why he was upset. It is pride and everything that goes with it. I am aware of his feelings it is not about him or me it is about the team.
"I am not concerned about one individual, I am concerned about the team but I will have a chat with him about it and explain the reasons. Yes, Tuncay was angry with it. But it wouldn't stop me doing it again."