Luiz Gustavo's sunny outlook

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After 10 years spent in Germany, Olympique de Marseille midfielder Luiz Gustavo is loving the climate in the south of France and being part of "a very ambitious project".

In an extensive interview with L'Equipe newspaper the Brazilian midfielder said: "In Germany my life was predictable. I trained and then went to collect my son and went home. Here's it's sunny and the skies are always blue."

The 30-year-old, a Champions League winner with Bayern Munich in 2013, has been OM's outstanding player this campaign. The defensive midfielder has already scored three goals, become a leader on and off the pitch, and become a firm favourite at the Orange Vélodrome.

"Fight for everything and make our supporters proud of us"

Luiz Gustavo said: "I feel more at home in the city every day and the people are very warm and passionate. It reminds me of Brazil. We have a very ambitious project but I don't think it can really be compared to PSG's. Our philosophy is different and our supporters are different too. The fans love players who battle and live for their club. PSG is more a club of stars and I think we need to remain faithful to the essence of OM: play 90 minutes flat out, fight for everything and make our supporters proud of us."

The one negative for Luiz Gustavo has been the way he's collected cards, six yellows and a red against Nice. The key man will miss the Week 13 trip to Bordeaux on Sunday evening as a result.

He joked: "I can't say it's a refereeing problem as I used to be carded a lot in Germany too. To start with here I had some problems as you can be cautioned for challenges that aren't that strong. In Germany you can afford to go in harder and I've had to adapt."

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