Gomes looks ahead to SA return

The Spurs custodian was part of Brazil’s winning squad for the FIFA

Confederations Cup in 2009 and returned with the Samba stars for

last summer’s World Cup. Gomes travels with his club colleagues for

the Vodacom Challenge later this month against newly-crowned South

African champions Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. “First of all,

the people are so friendly and they love football,” said Gomes.

“They love to be at the stadium and as everyone knows from the

World Cup, the atmosphere is special, a lot different to other

countries. “It’s a great atmosphere to play football in. The

stadiums are also fantastic and South Africa did very well for the

World Cup. The feeling for the game there is unbelievable. “I think

it will be ideal preparation for us and we have to be ready for the

start of the season. We know it will be tougher than ever because

everyone knows about Tottenham now and what we can do.”