Redknapp claims Gomes ‘one of world’s best’


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Harry Redknapp has praised goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes, calling him “one of the world’s best ‘keepers.”

The Spurs supremo also told of how Guus Hiddink reassured him about the Brazilian’s ability during his initial shaky spell.

Gomes endured a poor start to his Tottenham career, with a string of mistakes causing Redknapp to look for a replacement.

However, with the appointment of Tony Parks as goalkeeping coach, Gomes reputation has soared, with three stunning saves against Arsenal the latest to add to his repetoire.

Chelsea are next up and Redknapp has talked up the abilities of his number one stopper.

“He’s up there with the very best. When he came here, Tony Adams, who had worked in Holland, said they’d signed the best goalkeeper in the world.

“I watch Dutch football on TV and it’s a completely different game and it took him time to adjust. He’s had a couple of dicky moments, but ever since then he has got better and better and some of the saves on Wednesday, particularly a couple from Robin Van Persie and from Sol Campbell were vital saves.

“I always knew he had the ability. I spoke to Guus Hiddink and he said he nearly took them (PSV) to a Champions League final in 2005, he’s that good.”

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  1. really really pleased about Gomes. He got more stick than anyone and he couldve easily walked out, but he stick with it and has been incredible this season….really pleased to have him as our goalkeeper.

  2. without a doubt, we are where we are, because of him, he is by far the best I have seen,since Jennings and clemence,another legend in the making.


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