Harry Redknapp says "Nuno has got to tidy up" set-pieces before Arsenal clash

Harry Redknapp has told Nuno Espirito Santo not to repeat the mistakes he made during Tottenham's defeat to Chelsea in their North London derby against Arsenal this weekend.

The former Spurs boss, who led them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League back in 2010/11, has pointed blame at their new manager for two of Chelsea's three goals last weekend.

Redknapp has insisted that the tactics must be adapted before their trip to the Emirates on Sunday if they are to end their run of two consecutive Premier League defeats.

During their defeat last time out, Thiago Silva headed home from a corner and N'Golo Kante scored courtesy of a deflection before Antonio Rudiger found space in the box to fire home after another set-piece.

Redknapp told SunSport: “I don’t know how you can do your homework before a game knowing full well that Silva is the main man in set pieces then get your three best markers on Romelu Lukaku instead.

“For me I don’t see why Nuno has got forwards marking the opposition’s best headers of the ball, because it happened again with Antonio Rudiger’s goal as well.

“This is something Nuno has got to tidy up ahead of the crunch North London derby tomorrow.”

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Santo admitted that the upcoming clash is 'more than just another game' and will know that his side could even end up below their rivals should they suffer defeat by more than one goal.

He said: "It's not another game – it's a special game for us, for our fans. It's going to be a tough match, but no doubt it's a different game.

"I have many, many situations in derbies. But this is a new one, a tough one and a special one for our fans. If it's special for our fans, it's very special for us.

"We expect a tough match and we have to compete. We have to give everything that we can and play good. Playing good is finding the right balance in our game."

With rival boss Mikel Arteta saying of the meeting: "I can’t wait to have that experience. And I am saying supporters because I think that is the word to describe the people that are behind our football club.

"Because what they have done in the last few weeks has been pretty special. I think they only want the best for the club and it’s very different to be just a fan.

"A fan and a supporter behaves in different ways and what we have experienced in the last two games is pretty unique and is related to our history."

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