Football Premier League

Peter Crouch reveals what caused Heurelho Gomes to cry in the middle of a match

Veteran Stoke City striker Peter Crouch played alongside Heurelho Gomes for two seasons at Tottenham Hotspur.

The 37-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper joined Watford in 2014 but hasn’t made a Premier League appearance this season.

Gomes never convinced the fans at White Hart Lane, eventually leaving the club on a free transfer.

Crouch faced his former teammate on numerous occasions after he swapped Spurs for Stoke City in 2011.

Speaking on That Peter Crouch Podcast, the 37-year-old former England international recounted how Gomes had a meltdown during a Premier League fixture.

Stoke City famously mastered the art of the long throw-ins under Tony Pulis – Rory Delap even became a household name.

Sometimes, opposition goalkeepers – such as Gomes – had no clue how to handle the foreign situation.

“I watched people panic and give away corners instead of throw-ins due to the sheer panic and confusion that it caused,” said Crouch, speaking on his That Peter Crouch Podcast.

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“I remember Heurelho Gomes believe it or not, we were launching in these missiles, there was myself, loads of people coming, piling into the box and I actually remember Gomes taking the knee and throwing the ball out and a tear in his eye.

“He just couldn’t handle this aerial bombardment that was going on. He was in a state of turmoil.

“Genuinely he was very upset. He was very upset, physically distressed by the amount of aerial bombardment coming in.”

Poor Heurelho Gomes – it wasn’t exactly samba football at the Brittania Stadium.

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