The midfielder came back from injury to put in a good display at the weekend and is now looking forward to regaining peak condition before the Club World Cup
Goals from Neymar and Borges helped the Peixe triumph 2-0 over the league leaders, but the most encouraging sight in Vila Belmiro was the 22-year-old back amongst the first XI.
Ganso played the entire 90 minutes on Sunday and showed no ill-effects from missing the last two months due to a thigh injury.
Speaking after the final whistle, the playmaker declared that he was pleased to be back in contention, while affirming that the side's impressive victory was the most important factor.
"I felt very comfortable on the pitch, that's what is important. Even more so with a victory like this, it gives you more confidence to return," the Brazil international confided in declarations reported by Lance.
Ganso continued to state that his objective now was to gain continuity in the first team ahead of December's Club World Cup.
"Now I just want to play and have a good run of games before the Club World Cup. I was out a long time, I do not want to miss out any more," he added.
Santos and Ganso will be back in action on Sunday when they take on Ceara away from home. The Copa Libertadores holders are ninth in the Brasileiro standings, with 48 points from 33 matches.