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WFC ROAD TO WEMBLEY: Gracia unsure if Gomes will retire after FA Cup Final 

 Published on: 16th May 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Watford FC

Watford head coach Javi Gracia said he is unsure if goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes will retire after the FA Cup final on Saturday.

The 38-year-old stopper had said he could hang up his gloves after the clash with Manchester City. 

Gracia said they still need to discuss options. 

He said: “I don’t know if it will be the last game because I would like to speak with him, with the club and see if he is able to carry one with him for the next season. We have to speak about that. 

“After that we’ll have to see. I only focus on the game ahead and pick the best keeper for that game.”

Despite Gomes saying he was 99 per cent sure he would retire this summer; teammate Ben Foster spoke out stating Gomes deserves to start in the final.

“The FA Cup was Gomie’s and it would just be wrong now to take it away from him,” says Foster to the Evening Standard. “He deserves it. When a goalie has played literally every round, then that is his thing.

“I knew that going into it from the very first round that he was going to play in the cups. That is cool with me, at least everyone knows where they stand.”

Picture courtesy of Watford FC

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