Last Updated: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:43
Tony Pulis says he is determined to not let Stoke's season fizzle out and is calling on his players to finish in the top 10.
The Potters sit in 12th in the Premier League after they came from behind to earn a point in a 1-1 draw at Aston Villa yesterday and Pulis was delighted with the effort his player put in.
Andreas Weimann had given the home side the lead in the opening 45 minutes but Stoke came battling back and Robert Huth again showed what an asset he is in the opposition area as well as his own when heading home the equaliser.
It has been a long season for Stoke following their adventure in the Europa League and Pulis could not fault his players.
"We've come and had a good go," Pulis revealed. "It's our 51st game of the season and we've played our second game in three days. I thought the lads were magnificent and give it everything, and I'm a little bit disappointed as I think we had the better chances in the game."
Meanwhile, Pulis is now calling on his players to dig deep for one final push and is hoping for a top 10 finish.
"We've six games left and we've a responsibility to try and get as many points as we possibly can and finish in the top half of the Premiership," he added. "I think we've done absolutely fantastic. Sometimes the players - especially from me - don't get the credit they deserve.
"We're not ones for blowing smoke up our own backsides."
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