Pulis insists that six points from their final five games will be enough and says the players just need a break.
"I'd still say 40 points [will mean survival]," Pulis said after the game.
"We've got a pretty good goal difference, so for us to get to 40 with the goal difference [we would be safe]. I've just spoken to the players, it's a five game season.
"I think we've got good players, we just need a break. Today we've given away two sloppy goals, we got ourselves back in the game against Aston Villa and [Matthew] Lowton smashes one in from 35 yards."
Stoke's next game is away at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.