Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes’ emotional farewell message
Heurelho Gomes has penned an emotional farewell message to Watford fans on Instagram.
The 39-year-old is expected to announce his retirement after a career which started in his native Brazil and spanned almost two decades.
Gomes came through the ranks at Cruzeiro before moving to Holland in 2004 to play for PSV Eindhoven.
It was there where he was spotted by Tottenham Hotspur who took him to England four years later for a fee of nearly £8m.
He played more than 100 games for Spurs and also had a spell in Germany with Hoffenheim before joining Watford in 2014.
Gomes played 159 games for Watford in total but was limited to just three in the past season having been a back-up to Ben Foster.
Writing on his Instagram account earlier this week, he penned an emotional message to the supporters and said they had deserved better than what the club served up in 2019/20.
“It’s hurting and will hurt for a while!” he said.
“Not because of myself, maybe I’m the least affected, I knew one day it was going to come to an end for me, but I feel for the fans, I feel for my team-mates and friends.
“I feel for the people at the training ground, I feel for the people at (the) stadium, I feel for everyone involved with Watford Football Club, you did deserve better from us.
“But It’s time to start to pick yourself up and go again, and go back to where you belong, and l’m sure that you gonna do it.
“I will be always supporting you, doesn’t matter where I go or what I’m doing.
“For now I would like to thank you so much for everything you have done to me, and you always will have a special place in my heart @watfordfcofficial hopefully I will have the opportunity to say goodbye.”