Watford FC goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes has bid an emotional farewell to the club after his contract ended recently, finishing his six-year long Hornets spell.
The 39-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper, who has been capped 11 times for his country, admitted that his time at the club was like a dream.
Speaking via the club’s website, he said: “I never thought I’d be here for six years. When I signed, my aim was to get promoted but it was more than a dream. I had six great years, apart from the last one, but I don’t think people will forget the good times we’ve had together.
“This place means a lot as they made me dream again. My contract ended at Spurs and I was on my way back to Brazil and a day before my flight back, they called me.
“They helped me believe I could keep pushing my level and finish my career on a high. I still believe I finished on a high even with what’s happened.
“I will miss the day-to-day, the people, I made very good friends here. I am sad because I am leaving a place I like a lot. The way people treated me was incredible. They treat me like a part of their family.”
Gomes made a total of 159 appearances at Watford, making 45 clean sheets.