Gabriel Barbosa insists he has not yet decided whether he will return to Inter in January or seek a longer stay with Santos.
FCInterNews reports Gabigol is winning back the support of Santos’ fans after scoring five goals in his last four games, including a hat-trick against Vasco da Gama on Sunday.
“[Coach] Cuca’s given me a lot of confidence, he’s talked to me a lot,” the forward, whose loan from the Nerazzurri expires on December 31, said at a Press conference.
“We’ve been discussing things freely. I think he has an important role in my development and that of the team.
“Regarding the offers I’ve received, I told Cuca that I didn’t want to leave. I needed to stay for him and the fans. The decision to stay was more for my teammates and the club.
“As for Inter, I didn’t say I want to return but that I should because of my contract. I’m very happy with how well things are going at Santos and for now I’m thinking about them.
“I still have 17 more games to play, I have time to decide if I’ll return or stay. I have to make the most of the opportunities I have here.”