The stories behind Alexis Sanchez's and Paul Pogba's nicknames
Alexis Sanchez A.K.A. The Squirrel
His current nickname, which is obviously favorable given his current star status, is El Nino Maravilla. That translates as the wonder child. But we prefer that he was called La Ardilla, which means the squirrel. He was given that gem because as a kid he loved climbing trees.
Paul Pogba A.K.A. The Joker A.K.A. Il Polpo Paul
The French midfielder has two nicknames, the first one is La Pioche, which in English is The Joker. But it's got nothing to do with Batman and his evil nemesis at all.
Pogba explained: "I took it. It's from a movie, but it wasn't used the same way (as Batman). In the film, it's a con man who tricked the village. I'm tricking you now. I'm doing the Pog Trick."
When he starred at Juventus he was also known as The Octopus because of his long limbs and gangly frame.