Gomes relishing Euro return

Goalkeeper keen to step back into Champions League arena

Gomes: Looking forward to Europe

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Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes cannot wait to return to UEFA Champions League action this season.

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Gomes, who competed in the prestigious tournament with former club PSV Eindhoven, helped Spurs qualify with a fourth-placed Premier League finish last season.

Harry Redknapp's team will face Switzerland side Young Boys over two legs in their play-off for a spot in the group stages, with the first leg at the Stade de Suisse in Bern on Tuesday.

And 29-year-old Gomes, who notched up 41 Champions League outings for PSV between 2004 and 2008, including a run to the semi-finals in 2005, is looking forward to competing in Europe once again.

Deserved

"It's great to be in the Champions League again," Gomes told Tottenham's official website.

"I played in it for four years at PSV and I know how good it is, it's amazing to play Champions League with Tottenham now.

"We deserve it. We showed a lot of quality last season, improved a lot and now we'll see how good it is. It's the most important club competition in the world."

The second leg against Young Boys will take place at White Hart Lane on 25th August, and Gomes is wary of looking beyond the clash after the Swiss team saw off Turkish side Fenerbahce away in the third qualifying round.

"Yes, we have a tough game against Young Boys," he added. "They did really well to beat Fenerbahce. We all hope to get past them, but we know it will be difficult."