Nicklas Bendtner Says He Doesn't Know If 'Lord Bendtner' Nickname Is Mocking Him

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterFebruary 20, 2015

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Nicklas Bendtner of VfL Wolfsburg looks on at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League match between Everton FC and VfL Wolfsburg on September 18, 2014 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
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Nicklas Bendtner, the former Arsenal striker now at Wolfsburg, has revealed in an interview that he is perplexed by his "Lord Bendtner" nickname and doesn't know whether it's meant to mock him.

The Dane, a divisive figure whose self-confidence has made him an easy target when he has suffered dips in form, says he does not let the name bother him, however.

In quotes translated by Eurosport, originally from German newspaper Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, he says:

The problem with this [nickname] is that I do not know where it comes from and understand if it is funny.

Am I being ridiculed? Is it serious?

I think it is a phenomenon of the youth [on social media]. They think that sounds good.

Bendtner has been a fringe player at Wolfsburg so far this season, but he has scored three times in the campaign as they ride high in second place in the Bundesliga.

[Eurosport]

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