West Ham United midfielder Edson Alvarez has revealed he has no problem with everyone at the club electing to call him Eddy, even if he’s not quite sure where it came from.
The Mexican held a short interview with Paramount Plus this week following the 2-1 win over Tottenham, where he was again a key player for David Moyes’ side.
He’s quickly established himself in the heart of West Ham’s midfield since a move from Ajax in the summer, when the Hammers sought him out as a replacement for Declan Rice.
He’s managed to fill that void well so far, putting in a series of composed performances in the heart of West Ham’s midfield that have ensured they’re not sorely missing their former star at this moment in time.
One thing he’s had to learn to get on with is his new nickname, something he insists he’s more than comfortable with even if he’s not sure why it exists.
“Yes, it’s all true, everyone calls me Eddy,” he responded when asked about the rumour.
“I don’t know where it came from, I think it’s short for Edson. The truth is that it doesn’t bother me. I mean, it doesn’t matter. I like being called that.”
On the subject of Mexico, this weekend should prove to be a special occasion for the midfielder as he comes up against international teammate Raul Jimenez.
He’s currently playing for Fulham, with West Ham travelling to Craven Cottage on Sunday to take on Marco Silva’s side.
It means there will be a rare Mexican flavouring to this particular London derby, something Alvarez admits he’s more than excited for.
“I don’t know how long it has been since two Mexicans face each other in the best League in the world. I’m also very excited,” he added.