Brazil international Renato Augusto is feeling perfectly at home at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Renato Augusto has expressed his delight with having made his Brazil debut in the international friendly against France earlier this month.
"I’m an easy-going kind of guy, and when I found I was going to start the game against France I just thought about doing the best I could,” Renato Augusto told FIFA.com.
“And that’s what I tried to do. It wasn’t the result I wanted. Obviously I would have preferred to start my international career with a win but, even so, I hope I created a good impression. All I want to do now is get on with my work and stay in the team, because I won’t be happy with just the one cap. I want to make a career of it in the national side."
The 23-year-old has been active in Germany ever since joining Leverkusen in the summer of 2008 and Augusto is thoroughly enjoying life in Germany.
"Leverkusen is a wonderful club and the fans are great. They’ve been really nice to me. I didn’t have any problems in adapting to the German game, and fortunately for me Bayer have a system in place for welcoming and supporting South American players.
"I’m really happy here and I feel totally integrated. I’ve got over the language barrier too. I started learning German after I signed, and I’m pretty fluent now and can get by when I need to."