Guilavogui: Wolfsburg are ambitious

Josuha Guilavogui's first season in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg ended with a second-place league finish and a DFB-Pokal winners medal, but he is confident they can do even better this campaign.

The French midfielder was further emboldened by Die Wolfe's victory over Bayern Munich in the German Supercup, via a penalty shoot-out, and thinks that they still have more in their locker.

"We've still got a lot of room for improvement, but I'm pretty confident that we'll have a successful season," the 24-year-old told the Bundesliga's official website.

"We want to defend second place in the Bundesliga and qualify directly for the Champions League again. Not a lot's changed within the squad, so we already know each other really well and know how we all tick. That could definitely be an advantage for us over other sides."

The former Saint-Etienne and Atletico Madrid player also talked up teammate Kevin De Bruyne, who was recently voted Germany's Player of the Year, and striker Max Kruse, who recently joined from Borussia Monchengladbach.

"I'm lucky to be able to train with Kevin every day," he said. "He's world class, there's no doubt about it. He's our magician. Without Kevin, it would be different because he gives us our edge.

"[Kruse] is technically strong and can play in many different positions. Considering he can hold the ball up well while also being a cool finisher, we're only going to be stronger with him."

Wolfsburg kick-off their 2015/16 Bundesliga season at home against Eintracht Frankfurt next Sunday, the 16th.