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Pulis - First Class Attitude In Austria

Manager Tony Pulis was obviously delighted with the result and the performance against GAK Graz in our first friendly of the summer, but he was more pleased with the attitude and the commitment of the players during training across the whole week in Austria.

With the players having three sessions a day and having to run and cycle 2.5km to training as part of that, their fitness, endurance and stamina will certainly have been tested, and as a result, improved over the last week so to wind down with a good game that will have lifted spirits and confidence is basically the perfect way to end our time out there.

It's no disrespect to talk about the quality of the side, but we see good sides flounder against lower opposition regularly when they aren't professionally on it and they go into the game without the right mindset, and that more than the score would've been pleasing for the boss.

Speaking to Crystal Palace FC following the game, Pulis reflected on the 90 minutes and the whole week.

'It wasn't really about the result - it was about the players putting in the effort. The lads worked hard this morning, they've worked hard all week, so they'll have been pleased to get the ball out and get playing football again. Their attitude and approach to the work that we've put in front of them has been absolutely first class, so it's nice that they've gone out there and not messed around.'

Pulis goes on to say that the most pleasing thing for him was they got their head down, and approached and played the game 'properly' showing respect to the opposition by showing respect for their own quality, but ultimately that is what he now expects from this group, so they didn't disappoint.

'The longer the game went on, the more Graz were going to get stretched. We understand that, our lads are physically very fit and that showed. The longer the game went on the more opportunities and chances we got.'

With the USA tour next up and three games over there in hot and humid conditions, Pulis insists it's still about game time, fitness and slowly putting into practice things that are being worked on on the training pitch, and for him the results remain pretty much irrelevant - although he knows after that result the lads will be going in with good confidence as they should.

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Date:Thursday July 17 2014

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