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Gabigol: “I’ll Be Better This Season”

Gabriel Barbosa says that the feels “more mature”, so expects to have a better season with Inter this time around.

The Brazilian striker arrived with much fanfare from Santos last summer and with a big transfer fee of €30m. But it is fair to say that Gabigol’s first season at Inter was a disaster.

Three permanent managers and one caretaker manager all watched Gabigol train last season and none thought he was ready to start a game for Inter. They barely thought he was worth playing in garbage time of games.

It has been rumoured that he’ll be loaned out for the coming campaign, but the 20-year-old feels he can have a greater impact this season.

“It’s great to be back working with the group, and to see all the Inter staff again,” Gabigol told Globoesporte.

“I want this to be a good season for me in Europe. I feel more mature and ready to play my football.

“I was even training during the holidays, so I’ll be in top condition sooner.”

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