Gomes - Team comes first
Heurelho Gomes claims collective success is more important to him than individual acclaim.
Last Updated: 18/10/10 1:30pm
Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes claims collective success is more important to him than individual acclaim.
The Brazilian shot-stopper has come a long way during his two years at White Hart Lane, having silenced his critics to become an assured Premier League performer.
A shaky start to his career with Spurs suggested he may not be cut out for life in England, but he has overcome that wobble to showcase his undoubted class.
Gomes put in another star showing away at Fulham on Saturday, helping Tottenham to a 2-1 victory over their capital rivals.
The 29-year-old is pleased to see his achievements being acknowledged, but insists putting points on the board will always be his number one priority.
"I just want to be ready to help my team," Gomes told the club's official website.
"I need to concentrate and that was the situation again (on Saturday). And that's the case all the time. All that matters is the team.
"It's not easy to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage. It's the first time I've won here and I thought we deserved to win.
"They created some chances as well but we defended well and it was a massive win for us."