Gomes - I'm still No.1

23 February 2009 08:50
Heurelho Gomes insists he is still Tottenham's No.1 goalkeeper despite the winter transfer window arrival of Carlo Cudicini.[LNB] The Brazilian shot-stopper was signed from PSV Eindhoven last summer by former manager Juande Ramos to replace Paul Robinson.[LNB]Gomes believes he was signed to be the top keeper at White Hart Lane and feels nothing has changed despite Harry Redknapp's move for experienced Italian Cudicini.[LNB]The 27-year-old penned a four-year contract upon arriving at Tottenham and he intends to see out his time at the club, although he will be unhappy if he slips down the pecking order.[LNB]Disappointing"It was disappointing to be left out of the Arsenal match earlier this month because I had told Harry I was ready to come back into the team," he told The Sun.[LNB]"I feel the club supports me and the chairman has told me I am his No.1. [LNB]"I don't feel threatened by Carlo because it is important for a club like Tottenham, with aspirations to challenge for honours, to have quality replacements for every position. [LNB]"I have at least three years left in my contract and intend to see them through. You are not going to see me happy on the bench, that's for sure. [LNB]"The absence of a keeper to stand in when I had a hip injury was one of our biggest problems this season. [LNB]"Having said that, I was signed to be the club's No.1 keeper and expect things to remain this way."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports