Pulis was delighted with his players but feels there is still plenty of work to do.
"I thought Cameron and Kenwyne were very good tonight," Pulis said.
"I was pleased with Shotton having played him wide for the first time - he looks like he has got goals in him and that was a good goal, I'm very pleased for the kid.
"I thought Salif Diao and Dean Whitehead controlled the midfield very well and we just looked a little bit brighter and sharper than Maccabi.
"We have still got to go there and they will be smarting after that.
"I watched them against Dynamo Kiev at their place and they were a different team to what they were tonight, so we know that will be tough.
"We also have to go to Besiktas, which will be tough as well, so its not all done by a long shot yet."