The Brazilian goalkeeper said: “Watford really want me. The situation at Tottenham meant it felt like they never did. When you believe you can help your club then you are happy. I had difficult but also very good times at Tottenham. But at Watford I feel at home. The people are great with me. They feel I can help them and they can help me.”
Since moving to Watford last season, Gomes has once again established himself as one of the best stoppers in the English game, leading the Hornets to promotion to the Premier League last season, and impressing in the top flight this season.
He showed this same kind of form when with Spurs, and he made an impressive 95 appearances in the Premier League for the Lilywhites, but the latter stages of his career saw the Brazilian become renowned for a number of mistakes.
These errors often cost Spurs valuable points, and he ended up out of the side, with 18 months between his last appearance for the club and his exit on a free transfer last summer.
Faith was shown in him by Watford, and he is repaying that in excellent style, and Gomes has claimed that this feeling he can help the Hornets is central to his happiness at the club.
At Spurs, he was never gifted this faith, and after his mistakes started, he was quickly outcast by both management team and fans - leading to further mistakes, and his inevitable dropping.
Gomes has proven his quality since those days at White Hart Lane, and there are now no doubts about his talents, and the goalkeeper’s performances will be central to the Hornets staying in the Premier League this season.