The Brazilian international appears to be finally bridging the gap from squad player, and impact substitute, to regular starter, with Ancelotti placing real faith in him in 2022.
The former Santos attacker has responded positively to Ancelotti’s confidence with crucial goals in the back end of last season.
He netted seven goals in the final 11 games of the campaign, including a game changing brace in the Champions League semi final second leg win over Manchester City, on a historic night in Madrid.
“I’m very happy with how last season went, particularly towards the end, as I played well and regularly”, as per reports from Diario Sport.
“I scored goals, I gave assists, and showed the best version of myself.
“This season I hope to do the same but throughout the whole season.”