Around a year ago, Spurs signed veteran America goalkeeper Brad Friedel and from that point onwards, Heurelho Gomes’ career went into freefall. Instantly, Brad was installed as number one keeper in the Premier League side while Carlo Cudicini took over duties in the Europa League.
It seemed that Gomes might leave in January but when a deal failed to materialise, the Brazilian looked certain to be departing White Hart Lane this summer. However, with Harry on his way, Heurelho is thinking in terms of a ‘second coming’ at Spurs.
“It was a very hard season, I was desperate to leave,” Gomes said. “Now things have changed as the manager left last week.”
“I want to return to the national team but I have to play first,” he added.
“Once I’m playing again, my focus will be on returning to the national team. I know how good it is to be there.”
Gomes is still only 31 and a new manager might offer a clean slate but is there any chance of this becoming reality?