Adam insists fans' tension no excuse for Stoke players

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam says tension at the Brit can be no excuse for their form slide. The Potters lost again on Saturday, 3-1 to Aston Villa.

Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam says tension at the Brit can be no excuse for their form slide.

The Potters lost again on Saturday, 3-1 to Aston Villa.

Adam said: "You need to be able to handle the pressure. If you can't do that, it's difficult to be a footballer. But it's how we handle it in the next couple of weeks that matters now."

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