Spurs failed in deadline-day move for their long-term target, and while the 23-year-old is flattered by their interest he hopes to stay in Brazil for the foreseeable
Damiao, who has been capped 14 times by Brazil, is a long-term target for the Premier League outfit with failed attempts to capture his signature dating back to 2011.
However, the 23-year-old insists he aims to remain at Internacional "for a long time".
"[Internacional's] president Giovanni Luigi knows I always wanted to stay at Internacional, regardless of any offers that could come," Damiao told Brazilian newspaper Correio do Povo.
"I certainly thank Tottenham [for their interest], they are a big club in Europe, but my focus is on Inter.
"I hope to help Inter for a long time, I have a long contract and I am very happy and focused."
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas admitted shortly after the January transfer deadline that a summer move for Damiao was improbable with the north London club’s interest in the striker “probably finished”.
“Could it [a deal for Damiao] happen in the summer? No I don’t think so, it’s probably finished now," the Portuguese told reporters.