Ex-Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes explains his move to Watford

Heurelho Gomes

Heurelho Gomes reflects on his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Watford in the summer of 2014.

Heurelho Gomes has told Sky Sports why he chose Watford when he left Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2014.

The former Brazil international goalkeeper was on the books of Spurs from 2008 to 2014, making 97 appearances in the Premier League in the process.

In the final years of his time at the North London outfit, Gomes was used largely as a back-up goalkeeper and also made a number of high-profile errors.

Following his exit from Tottenham in the summer of 2014, Gomes signed a contract with Watford.

The 34-year-old is happy at the Championship club and has revealed why he decided to move to Vicarage Road.

“Watford was an easy decision because it’s just across the road,” the former PSV Eindhoven goalkeeper told Sky Sports. “I didn’t have to move and that’s very important because my family is very settled in London.

“When I signed for them, the owner said to me that he needed my help. He needed me to help his young squad.

“I told him I was here to help. What I needed at that moment was to play again and to get my confidence back. That’s what I’m doing at the moment.”

Gomes has been a regular for Watford in the Championship this season and has established himself as a key player in the Hornets squad.

In 39 league appearances so far this campaign, the veteran has kept 12 clean sheets, making an average 2.92 saves per game and 2.71 saves per goal.

Watford are currently third in the Championship table with 76 points from 41 matches, just a point behind leaders Bournemouth.

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