Spurs Boss Mauricio Pochettino Reveals Christian Eriksen's Appropriate Training Ground Nickname

Ollie Knight

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has heaped praise on Danish playmaker Christian Eriksen, revealing the 25-year-old's training ground nickname as 'Golazo' due to his unrivalled ability at scoring from long-range.

Eriksen has been the heartbeat of Tottenham's title-challenging team this season, providing 17 assists and scoring 11 goals in all competitions.

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He has also been in wonderful form over the past few months, contributing to 16 goals in his last 11 appearances for the Lilywhites.

Although he missed out on a PFA Player of the Year nomination, Pochettino was open in praise for his talented Scandinavian star.

"​He is so special," Pochettino said, as quoted by the ​Daily Mail. "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.

"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 feedback from the fans, the media, the people outside.

"He always has 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."

Spurs prepare to face Bournemouth at White Hart Lane on Saturday, a game that if they win will take them to just four points behind league-leaders Chelsea, who play Man Utd at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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