Tony Pulis said he will not sacrifice his team tactics for all-out attack after his return as Stoke boss was met with a mixed response from fans.
Pulis is sticking with his style of play
The Welshman was sacked by City last year but reappointed last week.
"We need to get more goals, but there is no way I will ever move away from having my teams organised, well set and committed," said the 48-year-old.
"A balance has to be struck. If we can get wide players and forwards who can score, that's what I hope to achieve."
Pulis was dismissed by the club's previous Icelandic owners in June 2005 for 'failing to exploit the foreign markets'.
He added: "The fact is we were top of the league in September (2004) and I was told by the owners I would have £2m to spend to take the club on.
"We had good players lined up, but, instead, we sold players and I never saw any of the money that was promised to me."
A lack of goals during the 2004/2005 season saw Pulis' side slip from top of the Championship to finish 12th.