What. A. Muppet. Time and time again Gomes has let howlers slip through this fingers which have drastically cost Tottenham Hotspur valuable goals at terrible times and now he has cost United. There is no doubt that Gomes is a great shot stopper as he has shown at various points this season but when it comes to shots straight at him, Gomes seems to lose all grip on reality and seems to let the tamest of shots dribble over the line.
Although, most of the blame will have to go to the linesman who found keeping up with the game a difficult job. People may criticise SAF for his public outbursts against officials but this deserves an outburst. He was not in a position to make the call and when he did make it, he made the wrong one. FIFA need to pull their thumb out and stop being stubborn. The game is getting damaged time and time again. I won’t have to remind any readers about what happened in the World Cup in South Africa but ironically, the officials decided to give the goal to Lampard when the ball actually wasn’t over the line! Fantastic.
What is even more incredible is that Gomes openly told the media that the mistake against Real Madrid, which instantly killed the tie at White Hart Lane, would not be his last:
“This was not my first mistake and I know it will not be the last one in my career. But I need to show character like I did before.”
How can a team have belief in their goalkeeper if he is telling the media things like this? It’s impossible. Tottenham need to sell Gomes if they want to have any confidence in their man between the sticks because I don’t think that he will be able to stop these ungraceful errors from creeping into his game. The rentboys got their stroke of luck but it won’t stop the United train from gaining that record 19th title.