Summary

  • Dortmund duo Schürrle and Götze raring to go.
  • Chicharito shows off his juggling skills.
  • Leverkusen youngster Henrichs wins Fritz Walter gold medal.

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Schürrle's inner child

It is fair to say that one of Borussia Dortmund's marquee summer signings, Andre Schürrle, is champing at the bit to get started. Asked about the prospect of playing at the club's famous SIGNAL IDUNA PARK, the 25-year-old said: "I'm really excited. As an opponent you look forward to playing there. But now having the fans behind you, I imagine it must be great. I can hardly put my excitement into words. I feel like a little child." He will discover exactly what it feels like to play there at the upcoming Supercup against FC Bayern München.

Andre Schürrle (r.) cannot wait to play for Dortmund at the club's SIGNAL IDUNA PARK stadium.

Chef Götze

Initiation ceremonies are a rite of passage for any new signing at a club - even for returning stars. Whilst this usually involves singing in front of the entire squad, Dortmund attacking midfielder Mario Götze revealed that his experience this year had been rather different. "Fortunately it wasn't singing," he said at the press conference unveiling his and Schürrle's signings. "I had to serve dinner with two others. I don't mind the ritual. It ensures a bit of variety and entertainment." Team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemed to enjoy the meal...

New Bayern president

There will be in change in the Bayern boardroom later this year after the club announced that current president Karl Hopfner will not stand for election at the Annual General Meeting in November. Bayern legend and former president Uli Hoeneß will stand as a candidate, however.

Henrichs honoured

Bayer 04 Leverkusen youngster Benjamin Henrichs has won the prestigious Fritz Walter gold medal in the U-19 age category. The prize, organised by the German Football Association (DFB), was started in 2005 and is awarded annually to the best young players in the country. Previous winners include Leverkusen team-mates Jonathan Tah and Julian Brandt, as well as Dortmund star Götze.

Chicharito's juggling act

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez is deadly inside the penalty area, but how does he shape up when it comes to keepy-uppies? The Mexico international showed off his skills at Leverkusen's annual Bundesliga Media Day. Have a sneak peak at how he fared here:

Lahm a role model for Schweinsteiger

FC Bayern captain Philipp Lahm has blazed a trail for former club-mate and Germany international Bastian Schweinsteiger to follow, according to Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Völler, himself a FIFA World Cup winner with Die Nationalmannschaft in 1990. "No matter where his future lies, Bastian will play on at the highest level for at least another two years," Voller told Bild am Sonntag newspaper. "It's going to help him that he will no longer be playing for the national team. It will do him good that this additional burden has been released. Philipp Lahm is the best example of that."

Philipp Lahm (l.) retired from international duty after the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while Bastian Schweinsteiger (r.), only recently announced he would be stepping down.