RALPH Hasenhuttl was right to take Che Adams out of the firing line against Tottenham.

Adams has started in every game since the beginning of the season but is yet to find the back of the net.

Although goals are the main currency of a striker’s game, the £15m summer signing has proved to be a valuable asset when it comes to helping the team.

Despite this, Hasenhuttl made the right call by leaving him at home for Saturday’s defeat at White Hart Lane.

Adams’ form over pre-season suggested that he was destined to make an immediate impact in the Premier League.

However, it’s worth remembering that it was only five years ago that he was playing non-league football.

His rise to England’s top flight is a remarkable story in itself and is proof that he will be putting the hard yards in to prove he is worthy to command a £15m fee.

It looked as though he was going to break his goal duck during the 1-0 win against ten-man Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The 23-year-old hit the post in the first half and then forced Dean Henderson to make a save right out of the top drawer.

Adams must have been stood there pondering what more he can do to find the back of the net.

He also came close to scoring on the opening day of the season when he arrived at the back stick ready to turn the ball home, only to miss it by a whisker.

In the build-up to the Tottenham match, Hasenhuttl hinted that he would consider resting Adams in favour of Danny Ings.

Ings’ form is almost impossible to ignore at the moment, following his derby double against Pompey and an opportunistic finish at Spurs.

Although there is an argument that by being dropped Adams’ confidence will take a bit of a hit ahead of the match with Chelsea on Sunday.

But it’s entirely plausible that Hasenhuttl opts to give the former Birmingham ace another weekend off going into the international break.

The longer Adams goes without a goal, the burden weighing on his shoulders will only get heavier.

You don’t want to be in a situation where he’s gone 15 games without getting his name on the scoresheet because then that would be a problem. At the moment, his run without a goal stretches to six matches.

To compare his situation, Everton’s Moise Kean, who cost substantially more than Adams and arrived from Juventus to much fanfare, also hasn’t managed to break his duck yet.

The Premier League is often heralded as the toughest in the world which takes weeks, if not months, to become accustomed to.

Adams’ form for a struggling Birmingham side last season proved that he has an eye for goal and you don’t just turn into a bad striker overnight.

It wouldn't come as a surprise if he were to embark on a run, much like Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse did last season, once a bit of luck comes his way and help propel Saints up the table.

Hasenhuttl stayed patient to sign Adams in the first place and won't be giving up on him yet.