Bundesliga

Luiz Gustavo calm after debut win

August 18, 2013
By ESPN staff

Luiz Gustavo is keeping his feet on the ground after a dream debut for Wolfsburg saw them win 4-0 against Schalke.

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Former Bayern Munich midfielder Gustavo was a transfer target for Arsenal but chose instead to remain in the Bundesliga and he played the full 90 minutes just 24 hours after completing his move.

He is now concentrating on helping the Wolves challenge for a European spot, but he believes any talk of challenging for the title is premature.

"There are Bayern and Dortmund so it's not going to be easy -- they are leading the way," he told reporters at the VW-Arena.

"Then there are many clubs behind them who want to qualify for Europe and have the quality for it.

"We also have very good players, though, and we want to stick together and play good football, and of course we want to play a role up there."

He added of his debut: "I've only just got here and not even had the time to talk to people at length.

"But I'm a simple kind of guy and I know what I can do. My team-mates made it easy for me and Wolfsburg are a top club.

"Today was just the beginning. I still have to get used to my team-mates and I don't even have a home here yet. When I get that sorted and my girlfriend is here, then I'll feel a lot better."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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