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Tottenham boss Redknapp admits Gomes has won him over

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admits he's been won round by goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

A succession of high-profile blunders had shattered the 28-year-old's confidence and left fans questioning just why the £7.8million signing from PSV Eindhoven was so highly rated.

But Gomes, with the help of goalkeeping coach Tony Parks, has flourished this season and Redknapp now understands the rave reviews.

"There was a time when I had my doubts about Gomes," said Redknapp. "When I first arrived at Tottenham I thought 'we've got a problem here' because he was going through a bad time.

"Tony Parks coming has made a big difference. Tony had him working on the training ground while before he was looking at the technical side of it.

"The hard work has got into his head and given him the confidence he needed.

"When Gomes joined Tottenham, Tony Adams said to me that Spurs had signed the best keeper in the world. Tony had been working in Holland.

"Guus Hiddink, who had him at Eindhoven, was saying the same thing. I thought are they all right or what? Tony's not drinking any more... But now he looks a terrific keeper."

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