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?



  1. are u kidding me??the only keeper i find even more inconsistent than our gomes is Fulop…..gomes shud be sold around the 4 mil mark

  2. still a great keeper…with a bit of help to cut out the silly errors he could be one of the best…just remember that save from John Terry in the bottom corner..the Stevie G free kick that was going in the top corner…he has something special but needs to do some work..

  3. We Need to get a young keeper!! Either Butland or Marc Andre ter Stegen would be my choices and would only cost 8M max!

  4. Why are people piping up about Jack Buckland? I’m sure that none of us had ever heard of him until he was named in Roy’s squad. He is NOT than answer to the long standing goalkeeper issue. I would personally look to get shot of Cudicini as he really does have nothing to offer, good yes, but its not like Brad ever gets injured. Brad has 1 season left in him. I think if we could attract/afford a a keeper in the mould of Lloris, then we should. If not, then maybe see how Vorm goes this year? Gomes, if he wants to stay and the new boss wants to keep him, should be kept. It’s not like he is a disruptive influence within the camp, and there is no denying he has talent. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, this year of sitting on the bench has taught him that there are certain areas he needs to improve his game. And lets be honest, if he has, then at 31 years of age, he could actually become our set number 1 for the next 6 years.
    Talking of his great saves, my favourite Gomes moment for us was when he (pardon the pun) single handedly kep Robin Van Persie at bay during the 2-1 win at the lane that night. Some of his stops then were truely world class. Oh, and the one in the san siro vs AC, you know, the header that was behind him and heading for the top bin when he clawed it out.
    I really hope his concentration problems can be solved.

  5. I had really rated Gomez and some of the saves he made were really world class but after a year with Brad in goal have changed my mind. Suddenly the defence looked calmer and weren’t always worrying whether Gomez wold lose the plot or pull off a blunder. I want a keeper that inspires confidence and provides consistentcy not a potentially brilliant but erratic peformer

  6. When we brought in Tony Parks to help him he seemed to be a different keeper. He then started to fade and i wondered if Parks had gone back to the England job but i would then see him sitting on the bench at Spurs games! So why did he regress? Was it that he is just not good enough? Personally i beleive that he is. Was it the defence in front of him, we have not had a stable defence for a couple of seasons now, or was it that Redknapp threw a tantrum and gave him the cold shoulder ala Corluka, GDS. Bentley etc

  7. I say you can never quit on a player. For all the Gomes haters just watch the AC Milan Champs League game last year. Was an absolute beast. But even then I would still shop him around. And go for a younger option.


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