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De Boer: Gabigol’s Time WIll Come

gabigolInter coach Frank de Boer has told Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa to remain patient and has stressed the Brazilian forward’s time will come.

The 20-year-old joined Inter from Santos during the close-season, snubbing a move to Juventus in favour of the San Siro side, but has been struggling to secure regular first-team action.

Gabigol has made just one competitive appearance for Inter since his transfer, featuring for 16 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Bologna on September 25.

The forward once more remained on the bench for Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Torino, but De Boer is adamant he will give the Brazilian the chance to prove his worth when the time is right.

“Gabigol’s chance will come,” De Boer told reporters.

“Everything in due course. We are going through a tough run, but his time will come.”

The question is when? De Boer preferred to bring Palacio off the bench last night against Torino instead of Gabogil, when Inter needed a goal. The move paid off as Palacio got an assist on Icardi’s late winner, but it shows the lack of confidence that de Boer has in the young Brazilian striker.

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