Wolfsburg - Just over two months ago, Dante moved from FC Bayern München to VfL Wolfsburg, but the Brazilian has barely had time to miss his former team-mates, whom he meets for the second time in five weeks on Tuesday.
After the humiliating 5-1 defeat in the Allianz Arena on Matchday 6, Dante tells bundesliga.com why his team can win this week's DFB Cup showdown.
Question: Dante, what are your thoughts on your first eight weeks at VfL Wolfsburg?
Dante: I'm very happy. Mainly because I've been able to integrate into the team so quickly. I settled in very quickly and was able to adapt to Dieter Hecking's style relatively easily, even though it's very different to Pep Guardiola's. But I know I can still improve.
Question: Specifically, how can you improve?
Dante: I didn't get much playing time in the months before I left Bayern, so I needed a bit of time to find my rhythm. I'm on the right path now, though. As far as the team goes, we need to improve the balance between defence and attack, but I'm certain that it's getting better with every game. We're still lacking a bit of ruthlessness in front of goal, but that's also improving. When we can just play with a bit more intensity going forward, we'll be able to achieve our goals.