Tottenham Hotspur fans must be fed up by the sight of their bald-headed goalkeeper by now.
Heurelho Gomes is dodgier than a bar of soap; he has made so many calamities this season the club should release a DVD titled “The Top 10 Comedy Moments in the EPL” in a tribute to him.
The DVD would sell faster than the entire series of the Mr. Bean comedies; such is the slapstick and humor the Brazilian has produced at times.
All jokes aside, Gomes has been a walking time bomb. Apart from some decent shows against AC Milan and Blackburn Rovers, horrific blunders against Manchester United, Real Madrid and, most recently, Chelsea and Blackpool, has ultimately cost Spurs a place in the Champions League next season.
Gomes seems to press the self-destruct button almost at will—even the much maligned Massimo Taibi looks a tad class better at times.
Tottenham Hotspur fans have always had their doubts about this brilliant yet inconsistent shot-stopper, but after this season’s countless howlers they are calling for an immediate replacement to put an end to the freak show.
Harry Redknapp has defended Gomes time and again, but after last week’s blunder against Blackpool his face expressed only one thing—a desire to get a new goalie.
We take a look at five replacement shot-stoppers who could prove a steady hands to lead Tottenham Hotspur into domestic and European glory next season...