Watford manager Walter Mazzarri bemoaned his side's luck with injuries after their 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Goals from Harry Kane and Dele Alli condemned Watford to defeat, with the Hornets effectively out of the contest after conceding three goals in the first half. Younes Kaboul did strike late on to earn his side a consolation, but the goal did little to distract from a poor performance from Mazzarri's side.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Mazzarri revealed the crippling injury list he currently has is restricting his side's ability to compete in the Premier League.
"[Zuniga] was the tenth player to get injured, five or six are starting 11, we had four under-23s in the 18 players that we brought today," he said.
"Unfortunately this is the situation. Also we go there to play Stoke, who played very well against Chelsea, they will be very hard to play against. They have 50% more rest than us.
"We just have to give everything we’ve got."
Watford's back three looked hapless during the first half, with both Kaboul and Sebastian Prodl directly culpable for two of Tottenham's four goals. At the other end Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo struggled to carve out opportunities going forward, with Spurs goalie Hugo Lloris making just one save throughout the match.
The loss saw Watford slip to 13th, dropping below West Ham due to their inferior goal difference. Mazzarri will be hoping for a better result when his side take on Stoke City on Tuesday.