Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino speaks highly of Christian Eriksen.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed to The Mirror the nickname of Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League and has been playing brilliantly for Tottenham this season.
The 25-year-old has scored seven goals and created 88 chances in 30 league matches for Spurs so far this campaign.
Pochettino has revealed the nickname Eriksen has, and has also explained why he likes him.
“He is so special,” Pochettino told The Mirror about Eriksen. “We always call him ‘Golazo’ — because he is capable of scoring unbelievable goals. The recognition from us is massive. He feels that we love him.
“It is true he is so quiet, so calm, he is a very relaxed person but he loves football. He is a player that does not need too much the feedback of the fans, the media, the people outside.
“He always a smile, he is a happy person and I like him a lot because he does not need to be recognised. He needs only to feel the love from us inside the club. I like that a lot.”
While the attention has been on the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli for much of the season, the importance of Eriksen cannot be undermined.
The Denmark international attacking midfielder is the creator-in-chief for Tottenham and has been a key player in their success this season.
Spurs are Chelsea’s only realistic Premier League title challengers at the moment and should finish at least second.
Tottenham are second in the league table at the moment with 68 points from 31 matches, seven points behind leaders and London rivals Chelsea.
Eriksen joined Tottenham from Dutch club Ajax in the summer of 2013 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £11.5 million.