Gomes is ideally placed to assess the merits of Bale, who has been one of the revelations of the season, and Maicon, who is widely regarded as the best attacking full-back around.
That is because the 29-year-old goalkeeper has been a team-mate of both men: Bale at Tottenham, and Maicon for Brazil.
"I am very excited to see how this will go," Gomes enthused.
"Gareth is on fire and Maicon is a great right-back.
"It is a Champions League game and we play against a great opponent. Maicon is a big, big player."