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Gomes' NEC lowdown

Posted on 26 November 2008  - 12:00

Heurelho Gomes knows more than most about Thursday's UEFA Cup opponents NEC Nijmegen.

Gomes' NEC lowdown

Heurelho Gomes knows more than most about Thursday's UEFA Cup opponents NEC Nijmegen.

Having played against the Dutch side numerous times for previous club PSV Eindhoven, who better to give us the lowdown on what we can expect.

The goalkeeper believes we will be up against a side who will rise to the challenge of coming up against an English Premier League club.

And Gomes also tells us that NEC can play a bit too, and will be more than a match for Harry Redknapp's men.

"I played there last season for PSV and they are a difficult team to play at their stadium," said the Brazilian stopper. "Having said that, we have the squad to win this game.

"They are a typical Dutch team, they play a passing game in a 4-3-3 formation. I keep in touch with the Dutch League on the internet and this is a tough game.

"They like a big game against the likes of PSV or Ajax and they will enjoy playing Tottenham. They will rise to the occasion."

Although victory on Thursday should see us safely through to the knock-out stages of this season's competition, Gomes is not resting on his laurels.

"I think big, I want to win the next two games. I know this is a difficult game but we have the quality to win these games."