Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has plenty of reasons to feel proud of his team’s 2-1 underdog victory over Arsenal in the FA Cup this weekend. Add in his past stint as a Tottenham player, though, and you can understand why he saw fit to dump on them so forcefully after a game he didn’t even play in.
Here’s what Gomes told ESPN Brasil about the Gunners, as provided via the Guardian:
“It is the best time to play Arsenal and we came to the match very confident.
“When you see Arsenal playing against big teams, they look like a small team. They don’t look like winning a title soon.
“We knew once we had the ball we’d be able to pass it around since Arsenal gives you too much space. They are not strong defensively.”
This one has to sting for a couple of reasons. One: because it comes from a former representative of Arsenal’s most hated rivals. Two: because it’s true.
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