Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed fatigue for his side’s elimination from the FA Cup.
Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich for 120 minutes on Wednesday night, before losing out via spot-kicks.
It extends a run of defeats, which includes home losses to RB Leipzig and Wolverhampton Wanderers and away defeat to Chelsea.
With his main strikers Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min out because of injuries, Mourinho insists his squad is stretched.
“I am not going to say what everybody knows so this time I am not going to say that, but I have to say Steven Bergwijn, it’s too much for him to play so many minutes like he is doing,” Mourinho told reporters.
“I prefer to call Lucas Moura a hero, he is playing every minute of every game in every position.
“Harry Winks was completely dead. I think he’s started 11-12 games in a row, we had many many players in trouble.”
Mourinho will now prepare his team who are seventh in the Premier League for a trip to Burnley.
The North London side will then travel to Leipzig, looking to overturn a 1-0 defeat in their last 16 tie.