Luiz Gustavo has the tough job for Brazil at the World Cup.

While Neymar is scoring the goals, Gustavo is staying back protecting the defense.

The soft-spoken defensive midfielder knows he gets almost no accolades from fans for his role, and he is just fine with that.

He says "it's natural" that people don't talk about him often. He says, "I like to live my life this way. I'll leave the rest to the more popular players. I don't see any problem with that."

A former striker, Gustavo says coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has made it clear what he wants from him, so he has no thoughts of venturing into attack.

The Wolfsburg player enters the round of 16 as one of the tournament's leaders in dispossessions, with 24.