Mauricio Pochettino: Christian Eriksen thrives on love from inside Tottenham

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Christian Eriksen does not need his talent to be recognised by those outside of Tottenham, according to Mauricio Pochettino.

The Spurs midfielder has been in fine form in recent weeks, helping his club cling onto the coattails of Premier League pacesetters Chelsea.

Eriksen has scored seven goals and provided 11 assists this season but often operates under the radar with Dele Alli and Harry Kane more likely to be in the limelight at White Hart Lane.

But Pochettino is adamant the Denmark international is unfazed by a lack of attention from elsewhere as he is so highly valued in N17.

“Christian is a player that does not need too much the feedback of the fans, the media and the people outside,” Pochettino told the Guardian.

“I like that a lot. He does not need to be recognised. He needs only to feel the love from us inside the club, and he does.

"The recognition from us is massive. It is true he is so quiet, so calm. He is a very relaxed person but he loves football."

Eriksen's talent has also earned him a special nickname at Spurs, courtesy of a penchant for spectacular strikes.

Pochettino added: “He is so special and we always call him 'Golazo', because he is capable of scoring unbelievable goals."

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