Heurelho Gomes: Don’t sign for Tottenham

Former Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes has reportedly come out and criticized the club over its treatment of certain players and said he would not recommend any player to join the North London club.

The Brazilian keeper has particularly lashed out at his former employers for their handling of fellow countryman Paulinho.

The midfielder – who was a star in the 2013 Confederations Cup – has cut a sorry figure at the club since making a £17 million move from Corinthians, having made only 15 league appearances this season with most of them being off the bench.

The former Brazil international also cited Roberto Soldado and Erik Lamela’s struggles and highlighted Chelsea’s Willian as an example of a player who turned down a move to Tottenham and is now thriving elsewhere in London.

“It’s the club (who are to blame). Certainly, I would not recommend to anyone (to join Spurs).”

“They paid £28million for (Roberto) Soldado, and they don’t play him. Or look (at) (Erik) Lamela, who was a great (prospect) in Europe, but today you watch Tottenham games and he looks like he can’t play football at all.”

Gomes, who spent six years at White Hart Lane making only 134 appearances after falling down the pecking order has resurrected his own career at Watford, helping them gain promotion to the Premier League and was recently awarded with a new three-year contract.

The former Brazil international however came out on Twitter and criticized newspapers for twisting his words: