Stoke boss Pulis urging Nzonzi to ignore wind-up merchants

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has warned Steven Nzonzi not to react to the wind-up merchants after last week's incidents at Fulham. Pulis has had to warn him about his temper.

Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has warned Steven Nzonzi not to react to the wind-up merchants after last week's incidents at Fulham.

Pulis has had to warn him about his temper.

Pulis said: “He’s getting a reputation as a good footballer and in the last month people have wound him up.

“He’s got to learn to handle that and take it as a compliment.

“What people forget is he’s only 24 — he’s not an experienced player.”

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