Success Watford teammate to become pastor after FA Cup final

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 17/05/2019

Isaac Success Watford teammate Heurelho Gomes set to become a pastor after FA Cup final with Manchester City on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium.

The 38-year-old former Brazil international has not appeared in the Premier League this season but he has played all the cup matches and is expected to start tomorrow and has his next move sorted out.

Watford boss Javi Gracia though will attempt to convince Gomes to spend one final season Vicarage Road before calling it time.

The João Pinheiro-born told Daily Mail: "I am prepared. I got a call-up from God to be a pastor, so maybe I am going to be a pastor. There has been a change [in me] in the last few years. This [faith] inside of me came more and more. It can be an opportunity for me to pass this on to other people who need it as well.

"In faith, God starts to talk to you, ‘I want you to serve me in this way’.  When it becomes closer to the time, it becomes more and more inside of you. In the last two years, it has been very strong inside of me, so maybe this can happen.

“Even if I plan for a long time to finish [playing now], I haven’t decided yet. I am saying this because it can happen at the end of this season, but I want to finish the season and speak to my family as well. I have got a few plans to make. I want to be involved in football as well,” Gomez said at the start of the week.

Gomes started his professional career with Cruzeiro and he won a league and cup double in Brazil in 2003 and helping PSV Eindhoven to four straight Eredivisie titles between 2005 and 2008 before coming to Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur where he spends six seasons with a loan at Hoffenheim and later joined Watford 2014.