Summary

  • Hertha first team to conduct Bundesliga Media Day.
  • Haraguchi and Co. involved on and off the ball.
  • Dardai outlines goals for the new campaign.

Hertha Berlin were first out of the blocks on the annual Bundesliga Media Day circuit.

With no new signings to present in the shadows of the historic Olympiastadion, the Old Lady used the event to take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the upcoming campaign.

bundesliga.com rounds up the highlights…

What a start to proceedings - Diana Ross take note! Someone get Hertha mascot Herthino an Aspirin:

Battling the stage fright and with a little encouragement from Hertha teammate Mitchell Weiser, Japan international Genki Haraguchi did his bit to promote the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel:

Hertha head coach Pal Dardai told media that last season's seventh-placed finish gives the Bundesliga's capital club plenty of encouragement going into 2016/17. "We want to build on last season," the 40-year-old Hungarian said. "It's a good foundation. We like to play possession-based football and be in control. I want the season to start already. I'm looking forward to the first game."

Before the day was out, the Hertha players stepped up in front of the cameras to showcase their American football skills: