Dortmund - It'll be strange not seeing Jürgen Klopp's infectious smile at Borussia Dortmund in 2015/16, but there's arguably no better occasion to usher in the Thomas Tuchel era than the club's annual Media Day.

The event, which takes place at the Signal Iduna Park, is used to present BVB's new signings, take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the upcoming campaign. rounds up the highlights…

Dortmund media day: best bits


1. Reus raring to go

“I love the Bundesliga,” said Marco Reus when interviewed on Wednesday. “The vibe, the fans – the whole atmosphere is simply superb.” The German international is looking forward to the start of the season and can’t wait to kick things off. “It’s just so much fun to play here.”

2. World Cup winner cool, calm and collected

Mats Hummels was taking things easy at the Media Day. The BVB captain was incredibly relaxed as he jogged across the pitch in socks with his shoes in his hand. It was only when the camera turned on that he slipped into his boots before giving the camera a cheeky grin.


3. Tuchel pulls a joker

Having taken over the post of head coach from Jürgen Klopp ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, Dortmund’s new man in charge Thomas Tuchel appears to have settled in extremely well in his new surroundings. However, when asked about the squad’s joker in the pack he had to contemplate his decision first. “I haven’t known them for that long, but it has to be Auba,” said the 41-year-old.

4. Bürki relishing reaching new heights

Another fresh face amongst the BVB crowd is Roman Bürki. The 24-year-old has been brought in to increase competition for the No1 jersey and is intent on building on the strong performances he put in for SC Freiburg. “It’s the first time in my career that I’ve played at a club as big as this,” admitted the Swiss international.

5. Defender on the move

The expansive nature of Dortmund’s training ground was certainly felt by the players come the end of the day’s session. Greek centre-back Sokratis preferred to make use of the readily available golf cart in order to take a little ride back to the changing rooms.

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