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Pulis pride at Shawcross cap

Stoke boss Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride at Ryan Shawcross' England debut, but believes the defender should have started against Sweden.

Last Updated: 16/11/12 at 16:23 Post Comment

Ryan Shawcross after seeing Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalise for Sweden

Ryan Shawcross after seeing Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalise for Sweden

Shawcross replaced Steven Caulker with 17 minutes to go in Wednesday's 4-2 defeat - and was blamed for the second of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's four-goal haul.

Pulis said: "We are absolutely proud as punch that we have a player representing England.

"There hasn't been one at this club for a long time. It's a great fillip for everyone around the football club, and another feather in the cap for the club.

"I was disappointed he never started if I'm honest - I think he deserved to start.

"He was disappointed with the goal - I think he'll be the first to hold his hands up on that one. But he looked a little bit frozen when he came on - not mentally, but just a bit stiff."

Pulis, who takes his team to West Ham on Monday, claimed Shawcross would come out stronger after playing against a world-class player like Ibrahimovic, but admitted: "The lads have been caning him!

"Irrespective of who or what you are, if they think it's right to have a go at you they will, and he has got it in bucketloads today."

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