Former Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho da Silva Gomes has revealed he never truly settled at the club, because his heart was always at PSV Eindhoven.

The former goalkeeper has been speaking to RTL 7, relayed by Voetbal4U, about his career and his enduring love for the Dutch side.

He made 181 appearances for them during a four-year spell at the start of his career after joining in a €1m deal from Brazilian side Cruzeiro in 2004.

His time at the club was an extremely successful one, with him winning four league titles and the KNVB Cup as well as establishing himself as a firm fan favourite.

Gomes left for Tottenham in a €9m deal in 2008 and spent five years there as their number one but was never as settled as he had been at PSV and eventually left on loan to Hoffenheim before leaving on a free transfer to Watford in 2014.

He ended his career with the Hornets in 2020 and ever since has been a regular at PSV games, enjoying his time back at the club as a fan in the stands.

And he now admits that love never truly left him, something which made settling in at Tottenham much more difficult.

“Every time I’m back it’s good,” he said.

“Last year I went for the 110th anniversary. I tried to get to the stadium for the game against Rangers, but that was extremely difficult. I thought I would be able to walk past the people, but that didn’t really work, haha. It was also a beautiful feeling.

“I left in 2008, but my heart remained in Eindhoven for a long time. That’s why it was so difficult for me to get used to Tottenham, precisely because of that.

“My body left the club, but my heart stayed in Eindhoven. The club remains special to me because of what we have achieved. And I feel at home there. Every time I come to PSV; I feel like I’m dreaming. Eindhoven still feels like home.”