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Tottenham boss Mourinho urges fans to be patient with Bergwijn

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has urged fans to be patient with Steven Bergwijn.

After last night's FA Cup shootout defeat to Norwich City, Mourinho feels they're asking too much of the January arrival from PSV Eindhoven.

He said, “Some of my players were really, really in trouble and they made an excellent effort to try.

“I'm not going to say what everyone knows but I have to say [Steven] Bergwijn, it's too much for him to play as many minutes as he has to play."

However, while Mourinho found the match frustrating he refused to criticise his players and praised them for the effort they put in to try and win the game.

“I think we deserved to win on 90 minutes and on 120," said Mourinho.

“I'm so sad for the boys but I don't criticise, I just can't.

“The boys, they gave what they have and what they don't have."

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