Bust-up leak upsets Pulis
Stoke manager unhappy reported dressing room row made public
Last Updated: April 27, 2010 4:14pm
Pulis: Sanctuary breached
Stoke manager Tony Pulis has hit out after details of an apparent dressing room bust-up between Glenn Whelan and Abdoulaye Faye were leaked to the press.
"Both Glenn Whelan and Abdoulaye Faye are disappointed that again the confines of our sanctuary have been breached."
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The Potters duo were reported to have been involved in an altercation following the final whistle of Sunday's miserable 7-0 hammering by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Pulis, who is no stranger to dressing room controversy himself after a reported clash with striker James Beattie at Arsenal in December, is firmly of the belief that such affairs should be kept in-house.
The Britannia Stadium manager was more pointed with his criticism of the source of the information, rather than the two members of his side involved in the incident.
Pulis told the club's official website: "I maintain that what happens in the dressing room stays in the dressing room. Both Glenn Whelan and Abdoulaye Faye are disappointed that again the confines of our sanctuary have been breached.
"The lads have also expressed their own disappointment, but understand that there are obviously one or two people who, for their own reasons, feel it necessary to leak out this information.
"Irrespective of these individuals, we are desperate to get back on the pitch, and put in a performance that truly shows our achievements this season in the right light.
"The game against Everton is already sold out, so we have a great opportunity to show everybody outside Stoke-On-Trent that the dressing room, the terraces and the boardroom are united in their aims to help this great club in its quest to keep moving onwards and upwards."