Former Inter striker Gabriel Barbosa has spoken about his time with the Nerazzurri.

In a new interview with English news outlet The Sun, the 24-year-old striker talks about the perceived disappointment of his time in Milan, where he was unable to make a significant impression.

The Brazilian has had a highly successful career with Flamengo since departing the Giuseppe Meazza to return to Brazilian football, but this was not always the course of his career.

When the young striker joined the Nerazzurri in the summer of 2016 from Santos there were high expectations that he would make a significant impact in Italian football.

“It is every player’s dream to go to Europe,” Barbosa said of the glamour initially associated with the move, “They have the best leagues in world football.”

However, the young Brazilian was unable to show his best form for Inter, and his spell was largely seen as a disappointment.

He gave some insight into why this was the case, stating “I was young, and had just won gold with the Brazilian team at the Olympics and opportunities knocked at the door. I had a very quick choice to make.”

He continued, “Until today I didn’t really understand ‘why’ I had so few opportunities. There were so many questions in my head.”

“But I discovered over time that I needed a lot more than talent to play at the club.”

Loan spells to Benfica and then Santos followed before he was loaned out to Flamengo, where he is not permanently under contract.

However, the striker does not feel entirely negative about his time in Italy, and believes that his disappointment at Inter was still an important moment in his career.

He stated, “My bad experiences with Inter Milan and Benfica have made me stronger. It is in these moments that we grow up.”

Barbosa elaborated on how he tried to adapt with the Nerazzurri, stating “I played my role, I dedicated myself to the maximum in training, my Italian course, my adaptation, nutrition.”

But he admitted, “Today, a few years later, I know I could have done some different things.”

“My experience in Europe was a very quick story, I still feel frustrated,” were his closing thoughts about his time with Inter.