The Argentine let Robert Snodgrass' free kick squirm through his grasp and into the net on the stroke of half-time, which allowed the Canaries a share of the spoils after Rickie Lambert's opener.
But Adkins is sticking by the 20-year-old and will not be dropping him in punishment for the error, telling reporters: "I've got every confidence in Paulo Gazzaniga. He is going to be a top, top keeper.
"Paulo has got the shirt. He made a mistake the other night but Paulo is great because he is only 20 and he's been big enough to stand up and say: 'Yeah, I messed up there', but it hasn't fazed him and that is the important thing.
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"He is going to grow in strength. Time will tell if we can afford to let him make those mistakes in the Premier League.
"Keepers are under unique pressures as every situation, every goal, every mistake you make is always going to be highlighted more than the saves you make, because you are expected to make them.
"But as a team I think we have been growing as a team and if you look at all the points we have amassed this season he has been in goal for all of them."