Luiz Gustavo defends Wolfsburg switch
Luiz Gustavo has defended his decision to join Wolfsburg from Bayern Munich this summer.
The Brazil international was wanted by Arsenal during the transfer window but opted to remain in Germany and sign a five-year deal with Die Wölfe.
Gustavo has sacrificed playing Champions League football, but he believes he has made the right switch despite a lack of European football.
"It was hard at first to make the decision as we humans have something called vanity or ego," he told ESPN Brasil, as reported on Sky Sports.
"It took me a long time to reach a big club, play the best competitions and like it or not, I joined a club that are not playing in the Champions League."
The 26-year-old has earned a reputation as a tough-tackling midfielder, but says he is able to focus his aggression on bringing out his best performances.
Gustavo added: "I am a calm person, everyone has one's own history. Mine was always fighting and I am fully capable of wearing the shirt of a more well-known club. But it makes no difference to me.
"Wolfsburg are a top club in Germany, a club fully capable of showing this year and in the next years that they will be able to play in European competitions as they have a very good project."