Gomes bows out of ePremier League tournament but wins the Internet again

Saturday, 25 April, 2020 4comments  |  Jump to last
André Gomes was beaten in his ePremier League Invitational quarter-final by Raheem Sterling but his pre-game video was another winning moment for the Portuguese.

Gomes had qualified for the last eight by pasting Chelsea's Reece James 8-0 on FIFA 20 but, no doubt hampered by having to play as Everton against all-star Manchester City, the Toffees' midfielder was beaten 4-2 despite twice coming from behind to make it 2-2 in the second half.

He posted a message to Twitter with a video explaining that he was trying to remain faithful to his pre-match rituals, including signing autographs as walked into Goodison Park with fans chanting his "He's a belter" song.

Afterwards, he posted another video evocative of his feelings after the defeat:

Gomes has been exhibiting his humour during the Covid-19 shutdown, starting with an excellent take on the Tom Hanks film, Castaway, last month.


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Bobby Mallon
1 Posted 26/04/2020 at 09:10:13
That was brilliant, loved it, he's a top bloke.
Steve Ferns
2 Posted 26/04/2020 at 10:02:17
I hope the enforced break has helped his injury heal further and make him even more ready at the restart. He's certainly showing himself to be a character in the dressing room, and such a nice guy.

I hope we can get the right partner for him in midfield and he can really kick on to the level he was at, at Valencia, and hopefully be even better.

Derek Knox
3 Posted 27/04/2020 at 12:19:53
It's a pity we didn't get Moise Kean to be our E-FIFA 20 operative, it might have occupied his (obviously low) attention span, and focus his mind a little more than on dirty wine, dirty women and dirty songs.

What end of a bell was he, for doing that? Commiserations to André, you have flown the flag well again at Everton and proved to be a decent human being and a top bloke. Harry Enfield would have been proud of you.

Howard Don
4 Posted 28/04/2020 at 15:25:22
One game last season, when Gomes was just on loan, the guys I normally go to the game with we're away and I had two Portuguese blokes appear next to me. They were quite friendly and I asked them if they were friends of Gomes.

Turned out they were actually friends of Marco Silva but knew Gomes. They couldn't speak highly enough of the man, all-round decent bloke, they said.

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