Pulis said: "The team I played today is the team that have played the majority of games in Europe. I don't know what all the fuss is about.
"But negative press sells better than positive press. We're disappointed because it's been such a positive run, such a great adventure for everyone at the club.
"This has whet my appetite for more and I just pray to God that we will get the chance again in the next year or two.
"To give Valencia two games like that shows just how far this football club has come. I, for one, have relished this competition."
Meanwhile, defender Robert Huth claimed Stoke's performance proved they were determined to progress to the next round of the competition.
"If you watch the game, it's not Stoke to give up. We made a few changes to hopefully improve the team, but we lost to a good team," he said.
The German also praised the vociferous contingent of visiting supporters.
"They have been brilliant," added Huth. "There are more than 4,000 of them and everywhere you looked you could hear them. We thank the supporters and hopefully we will see them again soon somewhere like this."
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