And Pulis believes Crouch has every reason to feel gutted that he missed out on a place in the 23-man squad.
"I have spoken to Peter and he was very disappointed to be left out – and rightly so," he told the Stoke Sentinal.
"I just said to him to go away and have a good family break, then come back raring to go for next season.
"I've no real worries with Peter because he's an experienced lad and knows the score. If anything, his omission will be more of a motivation and he'll come back flying."