Gomes pays tribute to Spurs fans after superb display

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Heurelho Gomes was delighted with Tottenham’s 2-1 win at Portsmouth and thanked the fans for their support.

The goalkeeper was in outstanding form at Fratton Park and played a major part in helping Spurs take all three points from the encounter.

“I work hard every week to make saves like that, it’s my job,” he told the club’s official site.

“When the ball comes straight to you it’s easy enough to save but when it’s deflected it’s difficult.

“I was already diving and I just managed to turn my head to see the ball changing direction, I put my hand there and managed to save it.

“That’s what I’m there for, to make saves like that.

“I’m just glad I can make the fans happy because they support me so much. I was delighted we got the win for them.

“We knew it was a big game for Harry going back to Portsmouth and for Crouchy, Jermain and Niko,” he added.

“We started a bit slowly but after that we did well to go 2-0 up.

“When Jermain was sent off it was tough for us but we defended superbly. It’s so difficult to do that away from home (with 10 men) but we did very well.”

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