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'It's a six-pointer' - Gomes

Posted on 30 October 2009  - 12:00

Heurelho Gomes has made it clear exactly how big Saturday's North London derby is to him and the team.

'It's a six-pointer' - Gomes

Heurelho Gomes has made it clear exactly how big Saturday's North London derby is to him and the team.

The goalkeeper has described the clash at the Emirates Stadium as a ‘six-pointer', with the teams separated by just one point in the Barclays Premier League table.

And the in-form stopper is also full of confidence ahead of the big one; with the Brazilian feeling both he and the team as a whole are on top of their game.

A year ago saw a memorable 4-4 draw in this corresponding fixture last season, and Gomes believes Harry Redknapp's side have come a long way since then.

He said: "It's a big game for us and we are full of confidence after the start to the season we have made - especially in games away from home.

"This will be a different game to the one last season because of where we are in the table. We are wary of them, but they will be wary of us.

"We see this as a six-pointer - that's how we are approaching it. And if we win a game like this, the confidence will be so high.

"We know they are a great team, but we are going there to win the game, just like we do every game."

After a start to the season interrupted by a thigh injury picked up in our second league game of the campaign at Hull City back in August, Gomes believes he has rediscovered his best form since returning to the side.

"I feel that I'm at the peak of my game at the moment because I'm fit again and as confident as I have ever been," he concluded.