Former Tottenham star Gomes tweets joy at Watford promotion

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The Brazilian will be plying his trade in the Premier League once again next season.

Watford goalkeeper and former Spurs man Heurelho Gomes was quick to take to Twitter after the Hornets became the first team to seal promotion to the Premier League.

The Brazilian and and his side beat Brighton 2-0 on Saturday, which, coupled with both Middlesbrough and Norwich failing to win, ensured they would finish in the two automatic promotion places at least. Daniel Pudil also captured a picture of Gomes and several other players celebrating on their way back from Brighton.

The former PSV man was a vital component of Tottenham's Champions League qualifying season in 2009-10, with spectacular performances in crunch games against Chelsea and Arsenal at the end of that season, though unfortunately, Gomes was unable to keep up that level of form.

He slipped out of favour once Brad Friedel was signed in 2011, and is remembered by many as a goalkeeper capable of outrageous saves one minute, and infuriating gaffes another.

But the former Brazil international has been a standout figure in Watford's successful promotion campaign since arriving on a free transfer at the start of the season, playing all but three of their league games and captaining the Hornets on several occasions.

Now 34, Gomes is plenty young enough to have several more seasons at a competitive level, but he will be delighted to get another chance in the Premier League, some four years after his last appearance in that competition.

He will surely be eager to prove any critics wrong who judge him to have been a temperamental goalkeeper from his time at White Hart Lane.

And Gomes will have the perfect opportunity to do just that when Watford return to English football's highest stage in August, after an eight-year absence.

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