Luiz Gustavo staying grounded
Luiz Gustavo is not getting carried away despite helping new club Wolfsburg to an impressive 4-0 win over Schalke on his debut for the Wolves.
The Brazilian took the field just 24 hours after his transfer from Bayern Munich went through and played the full 90 minutes as Wolfsburg bounced back from their opening weekend defeat to Hannover with a convincing home triumph.
It was a notable performance from Wolfsburg against a side that finished fourth last season and will be in the Champions League this campaign, but Luiz Gustavo feels it is far too early to be talking about possibly challenging the likes of Bayern and Borussia Dortmund for the title.
"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."