Tottenham club captain Michael Dawson disappointed by cup defeat to Norwich

Tottenham were left shocked after Norwich's late turnaround at Carrow Road on Wednesday night

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Tottenham club captain Michael Dawson admits the manner of the team's Capital One Cup exit to Norwich is tough to take.

Spurs had looked set to take their place in the quarter-finals when Gareth Bale struck midway through the second half.

But Jan Vertonghen's own goal was followed up by a Simeon Jackson tap-in to give Norwich a 2-1 win and Dawson was left rueing the late turnaround.

"It's hard to take. It's never easy to lose any football match but the way we lost this one makes it tough," Dawson told the club's official website.

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"We had all of the possession in the first half and I don't think Norwich had a shot at goal.

"We played a little bit too slowly but came out in the second half and we got at them. After Gareth scored I hoped we would go on and get a second and even a third goal. We felt in complete control.

"Norwich got a goal from absolutely nowhere and it gave them momentum. To be out of a cup that we've had good runs in over recent years is disappointing.

"But we stick together as a team, we pick ourselves up, and we go again against Wigan at the weekend. We've got plenty of games coming up and we've got to be ready."