Gomes holds hands up and apologises for blunders

Date published: Saturday 7th November 2015 8:02 - James Marshment

Heurelho Gomes: Made two costly errors in defeat at Leicester

Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has apologised to supporters after two uncharacteristic errors in the 2-1 defeat at Leicester.

The Brazilian goalkeeper – normally a model of consistency for the Hornets – was at fault for both Leicester goals, allowing Ngolo Kante’s shot to slip through his hands for the opener and then bringing down Jamie Vardy for the penalty.

Troy Deeney’s spot-kick got the Hornets back into the game with 15 minutes remaining, but there was no equaliser.

The 34-year-old  held his hands up and accepted blame for this defeat, taking to Twitter to apologise.

He said: “Just want to apologise to the fans, the boys and the manager, I did let you down today, and I’m feeling really sad about that! Thanks for all you support, means a lot to me!”

Asked how he supports Gomes after such mistakes, Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores said: “More than ever.

“He makes a mistake, but before he was making saves every single time. But that is football, you can not change it so we support him every time.

“This is possible. It is football and during the play he is always focused and he is always concentrating and ,finally for us, it is an accident.

“We have to accept in football sometimes there are accidents and in this case we are not expecting it, but finally we support and love this player.”


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