Bas Dost has said he almost left Wolfsburg to return to the Netherlands last summer -- but he stayed and has become the Bundesliga's man of the moment.
Dost, 25, joined Wolfsburg in 2012 and scored eight times in his first 20 league games, but his form then suffered because of injuries and illness.
He has scored 11 goals in his last six games, but told German sports weekly Sport Bild he felt he had let people down during his bad run.
"I showed far too little," he said. "It annoyed me. Loads of people...