Former London Irish coach Gold told HSBC that speculation regarding Habana's recent form and his month-long injury layoff are of no concern to the Springbok management.
"There has been some debate in the media about Bryan Habana and whether he has lost his spark," said Gold.
"I can reassure you 110% that, to me, Bryan Habana is still a world class player and South Africa are very lucky to have him in our squad."
The former IRB World Player of the Year has been out of action since February 28 after having an operation on his hand but is expected to be back on the field of play when the Bulls take on the Crusaders this Friday.
Gold, who will be looking to help Peter de Villiers lead the Boks to a series victory over the Lions having already disposed of England, Scotland and Wales last November, insists that Habana's time on the sidelines could be a bonus rather than a curse.
"He has hurt his hand during the Super 14 but I actually think it is a blessing in disguise.
"Expectations were so high for Bryan - every time he plays a game the pressure is on him to win the match.
"I think this injury has come at a good time for him and will let him rest and relax and watch some Super 14s I don't believe he is showing a lack of form at all and still believe he is outstanding."