Jamie Redknapp slams Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino for picking Kevin Wimmer and Federico Fazio

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Tottenham Hotspur were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal on Wednesday night in the Capital One Cup.

Jamie Redknapp has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino made a grave error by changing his central defensive pairing in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night night. 

Pochettino started with Kevin Wimmer and Federico Fazio against Arsenal, and Redknapp believes that was one of the main reasons why Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat.

Neither Wimmer nor Fazio covered themselves in glory with their performance, and Redknapp felt that Pochettino was wrong to select them both.

"I think Pochettino made a bad decision by playing Wimmer and Fazio together," he said. "They were all over the place, especially for the first goal. 

"The two centre-backs were the key, for me. It just didn't make any sense. Change one or the other. The centre-backs do the least amount of running. If you've got something solid, keep that going. Why would you change it?"

So far this season, Pochettino has generally selected Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen as his first choice pairing in the centre of the defence, and they have looked secure.

Going into the Arsenal game, Spurs had kept three clean sheets on the bounce in the Premier League, and they had gone unbeaten since the first day of the season.

However, a Mathieu Flamini double meant that the Gunners left White Hart Lane celebrating, and killed the momentum that Spurs had built up. 

Tottenham's next game comes against Manchester City in the top-flight on Saturday, where Pochettino is likely to restore both Alderweireld and Vertonghen to his starting line-up. 

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