Rory Delap proved a constant threat to Hajduk Split with his trademark long throws during Stoke’s 1-0 first leg Europa League qualifying tie first leg victory.
The 35-year-old's famous weapon did not impress Hajduk coach Krasimir Balakov, who said: "I don't think it's right football. But we had to get used to it.
"We don't have that style but we had to adjust to the situation and we will have to do so again in Split."
Told of Balakov's criticism, Potters boss Tony Pulis said: "I don't give a hoot, like I don't with anyone else."