Gomes delighted with fine form

23 March 2009 02:45
Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes

is delighted to be showing what he considers his true form following a troubled start to his Spurs career.The Brazilian has endured a mixed debut campaign with Spurs following his arrival from PSV Eindhoven last summer.After a decent start he produced a number of erratic displays and that led to new manager Harry Redknapp signing Carlo Cudicini

from Chelsea

.Due to Cudicini being cup-tied, Gomes was recalled for the recent Carling Cup final defeat to Manchester United

.He performed well at Wembley and has not lost his place since, and on Saturday he turned in a brilliant performance to keep Chelsea at bay, including a world-class stop to deny John Terry

late on."Making saves like this is why I play football, and I want to be a goalkeeper who wins games for the team," Gomes told the club's official website."I feel like I am playing better than I did before."Gomes paid tribute to the likes of Ledley King

and Jonathan Woodgate

in front of him."When you have players like Ledley and Woody in front of you, it gives everyone confidence," he continued."Everyone is very happy with the way things are going at the moment, and a result like this against a team like Chelsea can only do us good."Spurs are now on a six-match unbeaten run in the league and Gomes admits they should have shown that form earlier in the year."If we played like we're playing now at the start of the season, who knows what sort of position we might be in now," he said."But there's no point in looking back on what might have been, because now we have got ourselves in a good position."

Source: Eurosport