Gomes - Don't write off Spurs

Goalkeeper expects tight title race this season

Gomes: Title challenge

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Heurelho Gomes believes Tottenham can challenge for the Premier League title this season.

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The goalkeeper has emerged as a first-team regular for Spurs after being one of the prime examples of Harry Redknapp's revitalising job at White Hart Lane.

Gomes, though, did demonstrate his positive and negative sides during the weekend's draw with defending champions Chelsea as he conceded a tame Didier Drogba goal before saving the striker's last-gasp penalty.

The Brazilian realises there are areas that still need to improve in Tottenham's game, but he insists the fifth-placed club can cut Manchester United's seven-point lead at the top of the table.

Gomes said: "Of course we can challenge for the title.

"It is difficult, but we are still up there and can keep going."

But the shot-stopper has previously acknowledged that Spurs will have to improve defensively after keeping just one clean sheet in their last 10 outings.