Wolfsburg star Diego believes his side will improve on their poor showing in the Bundesliga last season.
The 2008/09 league champions suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to FC Copenhagen in a pre-season friendly on Friday.
Diego said Wolfsburg would be much better this season after finishing a disappointing 11th in the league last campaign.
“Much better, much better, I think, but we still have some things to improve with the ball and without the ball also,” he said.
“We feel better and I hope in the future we can play better because I think we made some mistakes and that should not be normal for us but in the moment I think we are on the right way.”
Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking is likely to rely on Brazilian attacker Diego for creativity in the attacking third.
With 10 league goals, Diego was Wolfsburg’s top-scorer last season, ahead of forwards Ivica Olic and Bas Dost.
Diego would welcome ‘great players’ to the club, but said there were no targets being set after Wolfsburg failed to deliver in the past couple of seasons.
“I think at the moment we don’t speak about targets because in the last three seasons we spoke about being champions or being in the Champions League or Europa League and in the end we fight against relegation,” he said.
“We must be honest and quiet.
“Of course we want to make a very good season and we can do that together but we should go step by step and I hope we can win the first three points and after that we think about the next one.”