Gomes relieved to help Watford end run of defeats

Date published: Sunday 10th April 2016 1:51

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Heurelho Gomes lauded a “great result” after Watford ended a run of four-consecutive league defeats with a 1-1 draw against Everton.

James McCarthy opened the scoring for the visitors on the stroke of half-time before Watford defender Jose Holebas equalised from a corner just 38 seconds later.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Gomes then played a pivotal role in securing a point for the Hornets following a string of fine second-half saves.

“I’m pleased to help the team, but the most important thing is how we approached the game,” Gomes said. “I believe in the game before there was a little bit of a lack of confidence and desire, but we did things differently here.

“Unfortunately we didn’t come out with the three points, but against a good side like Everton a point is a great result.”

Watford started their return to the top flight in fine fettle, but their form since the turn of year has produced just two victories from 13 matches.

While they will face Crystal Palace for a place in the FA Cup final later this month, they have not won a game in the league for nearly two months.

Gomes added: “We had a meeting during the week, the manager reminded us how we played the first half of the season, how is our game, how is our passion when we approach the game, and we needed to do more of that.

“We lost that in the last few games but we came again here and we showed the character that we can continue to do that.

“It’s not an easy stage of the competition, I’ve been in this competition many times and I know that at this stage it’s very difficult to keep going, but we showed that we can finish this season strong.”


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