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Portugal coach Fernando Santos offers support to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes

Portugal coach Fernando Santos is confident of Andre Gomes returning to action.

The Everton midfielder has had successful surgery after Sunday's horror ankle injury suffered against Tottenham.

There's now a belief Gomes could yet play before the end of the season - news which is backed by Santos.

He said, "The strength of André Gomes is great. He will recover and come back as hard as before.

"We are all with him."

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