Pulis upbeat despite defeat

Stoke manager Tony Pulis remains upbeat despite his side's 1-0 Europa League defeat at home to Valenica and believes the club are gaining a lot from their experience in the competition.

Pulis admits his side had to "defend for their lives" during the last 32 first-leg tie and describes Mehmet Topal's winner as a "wonder goal".

The Potters travel to Spain for the return leg in the Estadio Mestalla on 23 February.

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