Brazil international Renato Augusto is feeling perfectly at home at Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.
"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."