Sorry Gomes still loved by Watford

Date published: Sunday 8th November 2015 10:20

Heurelho Gomes

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says he still ‘supports and loves’ Heurelho Gomes.

Gomes was at fault for both Leicester goals in their 2-1 defeat, allowing Ngolo Kante’s shot to slip through his hands for the opener and then bringing down Jamie Vardy for the penalty.

Troy Deeney’s spot-kick got the Hornets back into the game with 15 minutes remaining, but there was no equaliser.

The 34-year-old has been a model of consistency since joining the club from Tottenham almost 18 months ago, but he held his hands up and accepted blame for this defeat, taking to Twitter to apologise.

Asked how he supports Gomes after such mistakes, Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores said: “More than ever.

“He makes a mistake, but before he was making saves every single time. But that is football, you can not change it so we support him every time.

“This is possible. It is football and during the play he is always focused and he is always concentrating and ,finally for us, it is an accident.

“We have to accept in football sometimes there are accidents and in this case we are not expecting it, but finally we support and love this player.”

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