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Tottenham keeper Gomes credits faith for new form

Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes says his faith has helped him find his best form since moving to England.

The Brazilian, a devout Catholic, has become a cult figure at White Hart Lane this season with some match-winning performances.

His penalty save from former Spurs striker Darren Bent was crucial in the 2-0 win over Sunderland and Gomes said: "My religion helps me with my football. You have to believe in something important. It's helped me so much.

"I keep my family and my God in my heart all the time, because I know my quality, this is why I'm here. God didn't tell me which way to dive for the penalty but I think he helps by giving me confidence.

"He doesn't help me in that way on the pitch, because I think He is protecting everyone. I think I am in my best form now. It was difficult because when I came here I was injured for a long time but I kept going, playing all the games.

"They didn't sign a bad goalkeeper, they know I am a good goalkeeper and I'm paying that confidence back now."

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