Gomes earns his Spurs
Harry Redknapp believes Heurelho Gomes could be ready to end his nightmare start in English football
Last Updated: 27/11/08 10:33pm
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp believes goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes could be ready to put his nightmare start in English football behind him after helping Spurs all but seal their place in the Uefa Cup knock-out phase.
Gomes kept a second successive clean sheet with a confident performance as Spurs won 1-0 at Dutch side NEC Nijmegen thanks to an early goal from Jamie O'Hara.
"He looked very assured and two clean sheets won't do him any harm" said Redknapp, who has brought former Tottenham keeper Tony Parks back to White Hart Lane to help the Brazilian.
"He took every cross. He's been training well and I think his confidence is coming back.
"You see that with keepers. Hopefully he's out of the bad spell and we'll see what he's really made of.
"Like everything in life it's about confidence. I think his is coming back."
With one game to go, Spurs are almost certain to qualify from Group D of the competition but Redknapp admitted that progression would be a double-edged sword as he bids to keep moving the club away from the Premier League drop-zone.
"I keep thinking that it's more games," he added. "With three teams going through from five in the group it's difficult not to qualify. I prefer the knockout over two legs and this drags it out.
"We want to keep winning but league points are so important and we have a massive game at Watford in the Carling Cup as well."