After making his fifth appearance for Benfica last night, Portuguese media are still not convinced by Gabriel Barbosa and his talents.
Portuguese outlet Tribuna Espresso hit out at the 21-year-old Brazilian saying, “At this moment, he has more tattoos than he has made smart decisions with the ball at his feet for Benfica.”
Gabigol has not had a great time with the Eagles since joining on loan from Inter in the summer. Lack of playing time aside, he was also under fire by the club for breaching club protocol when he was caught out partying in the early hours of a match day in the past few weeks. In his five appearances so far in Portugual, the 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist, has managed just one goal.
Many of Gabigol’s Benfica teammates were criticised too after the defeat to Basel meant Benfica finished their Champions League journey this season with zero points to their name.