Luiz Gustavo: Bayern must move on from Champions League defeat

The holding midfielder is desperate to put the disastrous end to the 2011-12 campaign behind him, and does not fear the competition for places at the Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo is keen to move on from last season's Champions League disappointment and focus on the future instead.

The Bavarians were beaten by Chelsea in the final of Europe's most elite club competition, but the Brazilian midfielder is determined to shake off the loss.

"It was a huge disappointment for us all. But it’s time to move on. We need to get motivated again. We’ll do it because we want to win titles this season," Luiz Gustavo was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

The holding midfielder then stressed that he does not fear the stiff competition for places at Bayern, and added that he is keen to continue his development.

"I know what I’m capable of. And that’s why I’m happy when new players arrive at the club to strengthen the squad. I do my work day-in, day-out. The coach decides if I play or not. I think my chances are improving year by year.

"I feel I’m developing from season to season. That’s a good sign. I’m only 24. And if I can continue, then I’ll achieve a lot with Bayern and on a personal front too."

Bayern start the 2012-13 Bundesliga campaign with an away match against Greuther Furth on August 24.