Bale dominated both of their Champions League group games earlier this season.
Gomes told the London Evening Standard: "Before the game Maicon [Inter's right-back] asked me about Bale. He said, 'We've seen him in a few games and he's very fast. So tell me what to do with him?' I told him 'Yes, he's a great player.' After the game, Maicon told me, 'Wow, he's not fast, he's like a flash, a thunder, he's so, so quick.'
"Even though I'm friends with Maicon and Lucio [Inter's other Brazilian defender], I was happy they were taken for a ride by Bale. In the Champions League we can go more forward, and that's what I think made it more difficult for Maicon and Lucio to deal with Bale. Because of his speed, he has real quality in attacking the ball."