The fact that Spurs had little chance of progressing to the Champions League semi finals meant that the spotlight was taken off Heurleho Gomes to some extent. The latest in a line of elementary errors gifted Cristiano Ronaldo the winning goal and briefly took the momentum away from a Spurs team who were threatening to win the tie at least.

Harry Redknapp will publicly back his keeper, but inside he must be seething. The reaction of Spurs defenders also told a story of how frustrating it must be to battle hard only to see your keeper gift your opponents the lead.

When we’ve mentioned likely names to depart the Lane in recent weeks, Gomes name crops up only occasionally, but perhaps that’s because it’s so hard to find a replacement. Manchester United need to fill the gap left by Edwin van der Saar and the likes of Stekelenburg, De Gea and Neuer will be hard to prise away from their respective clubs.

For Spurs, if you look at the Premier League, just who is good enough and who would come? Paul Robinson is a possible target, but Blackburn would resist an offer. Perhaps Redknapp could adopt the strategy that brought Robinson to the club in the first place by buying from a relegated side. Rob Green anyone?

Further down the leagues, Scott Loach was mentioned, but due to his lack of experience, this might represent a gamble. The lack of choice may end up saving Gomes at Tottenham, unless Harry’s patience has finally snapped with the erratic Brazilian.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. We do need an alternate keeper to Gomes which I am certain he is well aware of . Not essential to get rid of him but to be kept for rotational purposes. Not wise to maintain one keeper to appear in every game.

  2. hardly changed the result did it… rather he got his one in 20 out of the way in some meaningless game, and get back to his super end of season form of last season that saw us capture 4th place.

  3. Paul Robinson? That does not make any sense… Don’t you remember why we got rid of Paul Robinson in the first place? This is why changing Gomes is NOT a priority. He isn’t the weak link in the team. Changing him with Robinson is going to make what difference? Gomes joins Blackburn, does well, and then soon you would be calling for us to re-sign Gomes. Keep Gomes. Last season he proved to be a top 4 goal keeper. Gomes errors have been more fundamental than with other keepers, but he saves more points than he gives away. Yes it was a baaaad mistake. There is not hiding from that, but as rafa said. What difference?

  4. Spookily the memory match in the programme was Spurs Vs Barca from 82 in the match England goalie Ray Clemence let in an almost identical goal

  5. He’s much better than Robinson was.
    We have far more serious problems up front – buying a World class striker should be the priority (and should have been for the last two years)

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