What did Heurelho Gomes say when quizzed over YouTube hit of his gaffes?

Heurelho Gomes

Tottenham Hotspur's on loan goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes is already becoming a newsworthy figure in Germany.

Brazilian goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes may be buzzing from his first bit of on-pitch action in 18 months, but his 'error-prone' reputation is following him around.

He made his debut on loan at Hoffenheim on Saturday, finding himself right at the centre of a media storm - through no fault of his own.

As we revealed earlier in the week, the man Gomes replaced was Tim Wiese, Hoffenheim's captain who has been dropped due to his own poor form.

As a result there is increased speculation of the Brazilian, seemingly with many expecting him to slip up, but one game in and one win, it hasn't happened yet.

Nonetheless it can't help him when an intrepid reporter from German newspaper Bild decided to quiz him on his gaffes, telling him a YouTube clip of them had become an overnight sensation in the country.

What did Gomes say when asked about it?

"I know it. But why not show my best scenes, as there are enough of them? Too bad, but it's way it is. It is not of interest to me. Everything negative makes me stronger."

You can watch the offending video below, complete with the 'Mare in Madrid'...

It's fairly amusing that Gomes says he has seen the video, you can just imagine him watching it, head in hands. But he's quite right, there are enough of his good saves for his new fans to enjoy, and this is the reason Hoffenheim signed him in the first place - and how he earned the nickname 'The Octopus', because on form he can be a truly outstanding shotstopper.

The trouble is, with goalkeepers, it's the mistakes which get remembered, just ask former Spurs 'keeper Paul Robinson, who has gone from England's number one to Blackburn Rovers benchwarmer in the Championship. 

In the interests of balance and fairness to our good sporting Brazilian friend, we have found just what he wants - a highlights video of his best bits.

Dispatch this to Germany please.

Will you be following Gomes' progress in Germany? 

image: © wonker

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