Spurs boss Harry Redknapp refused to publicly blame the Brazilian for his error which handed Real Madrid a 1-0 win in their Champions League quarter-final second leg, but it’s understood privately he has had enough.
Gomes spilled Cristiano Ronaldo’s tame shot from distance to effectively kill off the Londoners’ hopes of mounting a comeback in the two-legged tie.
The former PSV Eindhoven has accepted full responsibility for the mistake, although he was honest enough to admit it wouldn’t be his last of his career.
He said: “The ball moved a little bit but it was a mistake and I accept it. This was not my first mistake and I know it will not be the last one in my career, but I need to show character like I did before. It was a difficult moment for me but I have to look forward.”
Redknapp is thought to have a number of goalkeepers on his watch list as a replacement, including Almeria stopper Diego Alves.
The Brazilian has been watched on several occasions this season by Spurs scouts, while Dynamo Kiev youngster Maksym Koval is viewed a possible long-term target.
Another option would be Manchester City number two Shay Given, who Redknapp enquired about during the January transfer window.