Heurelho Gomes has shown that he has adjusted well to British football by announcing that Spurs must ‘take each game as it comes.’
We are heading towards some crunch fixtures which will be pivotal in our desire for success this season. There are some vital games ahead in the league, while our FA Cup 4th round tie and the AC Milan clash begin to loom large.
Our keeper believes we must keep things simple. Speaking on the club website Gomes says: “We mustn’t look ahead to playing Milan in Europe or Fulham in the FA Cup, we must concentrate on the next game. We must keep going, keep strong, we know how difficult it is, but we are ready for this.”
Along with the rest of the team, Gomes believes that a title shot isn’t out of the question: “It looks set to be one of the fiercest battles for places at the top of the Premier League in recent history and we find ourselves right in the thick of it with just eight points separating us in fifth place and the leaders Manchester United.”
As well as we are playing and promising great things to come, any future success is likely to need a reduction in the goals conceded column. Whereas you can never blame all the goals on a keeper, Gomes still seems to divide opinion down the middle. Clearly a talented keeper, he has shaken off the calamity tag that he began with at Spurs, but at times he harks back to those dark days. He has showed, particularly at Villa, an attitude of ‘why catch the ball when an aimless punch will do’?
However, he has notched up a couple of clean sheets recently and will need to continue those as we push to the end of the season.