'He is so special' – Poch reveals hilarious training-ground nickname of Tottenham star
By Danny Wright
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Christian Eriksen has hilariously become known as ‘Golazo’ by his teammates.
The Argentine says that he has adopted the name because of the number of high quality goals he scores both on the training ground and on match day.
The Tottenham star recently recreated Paul Gascoigne’s memorable free-kick against Arsenal while at the training ground – something that is well worth a watch.
Eriksen has emerged as one of the most impressive performers in the Spurs team in recent months and Pochettino has praised his laid-back approach to the game.
“He is so special. We always call him Golazo – Golazo because he is capable of scoring unbelievable goals,” said Pochettino, as quoted by BT Sport.
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“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.”
Eriksen is expected to line-up in the Spurs squad to take on Bournemouth on Saturday in a game that could see his side pile further pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Tottenham can go four points behind Antonio Conte’s side before they face a testing trip to Manchester United on Sunday.
The 66-time Danish international has bagged three goals and three assists in his last six appearances for Spurs in all competitions as they have have romped to six back-to-back league wins.
The 25-year-old has found the net 11 times this season, supplying 17 assists in 41 appearances in both domestic and European tournaments.
In other Tottenham news, fans have urged Pochettino to start this 23-year-old against Bournemouth.