Gomes says Sanches has been treated unfairly and deserves to be cut some slack.
He told O Jogo: "I cannot talk so much about him, because we have not talked in a while, and we do not talk much about football at the moment, it's better to avoid this, but I think he's going through an adaptation phase.
"A few months ago, he came from a very big club, but with a completely different football. It's a small shock, I think Renato can perfectly handle what has happened to him.
"It's exaggerated, he's criticized, but this is something that happens to many of us."