The midfielder joined Boro during the winter transfer window on the back of a stint in China with Tianjin Teda and his talismanic displays in the team has left the 61-year-old impressed.
"Since he came into the football club, the level of his performances have been exceptional," Pulis told club website.
"He'll give credit to the other players around him, I've spoken to him and he's done that. You don't win the trophies he's won for no reason.
"When you've got young players working with a top player who's won everything in the game, it really inspires them."