Stoke boss not fussed about comments …

Having listened to the comments made by Andre Villas-Boas about his team, Stoke manager Tony Pulis said thngs have been exaggerated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
After the 0-0 draw on Sunday, AVB had complained about Stoke’s physical style after their 0-0 stalemate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
The game saw both teams have two players booked and AVB was not happy with how Stoke treated his players in the penalty area.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Frank Lampard and Fernando Torres both had penalty appeals turned down by referee Mark Halsey, which led AVB to saying: “The amount of pushing and grabbing in the box is out of this world, I want to draw the referees’ attention to these kind of details as they say they are going to be aware of them.                                                                                                                                              
But following the reports in the media Pulis responded with: “I listened to some of the comments that he made and they have been blown out of all proportion.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
And added: “He’s actually said that there was pushing and shoving in both boxes. But obviously it’s been reported that it was pushing and shoving in our box.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Whilst AVB has been compared to his old mentor Jose, but he does not seem like the type of person who will play mind games or fall-out with his managerial peers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
By Scott Balaam
Twitter @theshed11

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