The 36-year-old midfielder joined the Brazilian side in the summer after a 10-year spell at AC Milan and Gabriel was quick to highlight the qualities he feels Seedorf has brought to the side.
“Seedorf is a very smart guy,” said Gabriel, who claimed an assist for the playmaker’s opener on Sunday.
“We were sure that this adaptation would be quick. This is a guy who is dedicated to the fullest and is always improving.
“He has a very good reading of the game. He is an experienced guy, he reads the game very fast and it makes things easier.
“He is a very objective player, always looking to make moves towards goal. The opportunities are appearing naturally. He is a player that works hard for these opportunities arise within the field.”
Sunday’s draw took Botafogo above Internacional into 6th in Brasileiro.