Pochettino says Eriksen has drawn the nickname ‘Golazo’ among his Spurs team-mates, a Spanish term used to describe great goals.
“He is so special. We always call him Golazo – Golazo because he is capable of scoring unbelievable goals,” Pochettino said.
“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 has 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.”
Eriksen’s upturn in form has coincided with Pochettino’s switch to a 3-4-2-1 formation, which allows him to play in a more central duo behind the striker. Earlier in the season the 25-year-old enjoyed less success while playing right of an attacking three.
Today’s team to face Bornmuff is as follows: Lloris (C), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Son, Eriksen, Dele, Kane.
Subs: Lopez, Trippier, Wimmer, Wanyama, Onomah, Sissoko, Janssen.