The Potters have spent most of the season in a safe midtable position, but a drop in form has seen the dragged into the battle for safety.
Just six points from their last 13 games leave Tony Pulis’ side in 15th position, and only three points clear of the bottom three.
This weekend’s loss to Aston Villa did little to help Stoke’s chances of maintaining top-flight status, and Adam admitted that the pressure is now on:
“We’re in the relegation scrap now,” he is quoted by The Mirror.
“It’s about characters and we will see how good the character of the group is. That’s got to be the question now and we have to step up to the mark.
“You need hard work. If you don’t have that, we are going to be sucked into it.”
To make matters worse, Stoke’s next league encounter sees them take on table-topping Manchester United, a side they have never beaten in the Premier League.
Adam thinks it will be a tough match, but is not ruling out his side’s chances of earning a shock result:
“Man United will be going for the title, but we’re at home and if we can get our -confidence up for the game, who knows?”
Stoke are currently the league’s lowest scorers, with a meagre tally of just 28 goals.
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