Mainz - There was a carnival atmosphere at the Coface Arena on Sunday afternoon as 1. FSV Mainz 05 became the sixth Bundesliga club to stage their Media Day.
The event is used to present new signings, take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the 2015/16 campaign, while each player also gets to try his luck at the Bundesliga Corner Kings challenge.
bundesliga.com rounds up the highlights…
Mainz Media Day: best bits
1) Muto makes an impact
New Mainz signing Yoshinori Muto showed team-mate Daniel Brosinski how it's done in the #CornerKings challenge, at one point whipping an effort into the net via the woodwork. "If you don't score, you can always have another go," the Japan international quipped.
Remember to tune in to the official Bundesliga YouTube channel on 4 August to see how the rest of the Bundesliga cast fared from the corner flag.
Translation: Muto and Brosinski try to score.
2) Inside look
A live monitor was placed in one recording studio, with video footage of whichever Mainz player entered the room then fed back to their team-mates in the mixed zone. Safe to say it was a good laugh for all concerned...
Translation: What's your favourite food? Categorical answer from Leon Balogun: Mum's beef roulade of course!
3) New recruits at home in Mainz
There was a lot of interest in Mainz new boys Muto, Florian Niederlechner, Danny Latza, Fabian Frei, Maximilian Beister and Leon Balogun, all of whom took part at the Coface Arena. "We've been integrated brilliantly," enthused Balogun. "The atmosphere is class - it's a fantastic work environment."
4) Novel idea
For new midfielder Frei, Sunday's Media Day was an altogether new experience. "We don't do Media Days in Switzerland," he said, before giving his take on why so many Swiss players have joined the Bundesliga ranks: "Communication is easier and it's been well documented that us Swiss can all play."
5) Schmidt lays out plans
Ahead of his first full season at the helm, Mainz head coach Martin Schmidt explained where he wants to see improvements following last term's mid-table finish. "We want to work in-depth on our transition game and show commitment," the 48-year-old said. "If our approach is right, we've got a much better chance of taking points from games."
Translation: We want to play with enthusiasm once again
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Yoshinori Muto looks determined as he poses for his official portrait.
"Mainz's Media Day is due to start 30 minutes later than planned. Elkin Soto is here too! We're all delighted about that."
Below, you can see the groups in which the Mainz players will participate in the media day and the famous Corner Kings challenge.
The Coface Arena is picturesque in the Sunday morning sunshine as Mainz prepare for their annual Bundesliga media day.
Translation: The Mainz players line up for the team photo...
It's that time again... Mainz players prepare for the Corner Kings Challenge.