Smile! SV Darmstadt 98's players were in relaxed mood on Media Day at the Böllenfalltor - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Smile! SV Darmstadt 98's players were in relaxed mood on Media Day at the Böllenfalltor - © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Bundesliga

Bundesliga Media Days: SV Darmstadt 98

Cologne - After a 33-year absence, it was SV Darmstadt 98's turn to get the full-on Bundesliga treatment at their Bundesliga Media Day.

Like all 18 top-flight clubs, Darmstadt's team had a day in which they took their official club photos for the season (see below) and recorded plenty of useful footage to be used throughout their long-awaited next campaign in the Bundesliga.

bundesliga.com was there to see how the Lillies took to their day under the spotlight...

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Camera shy?

Certainly Darmstadt's players looked comfortable in front of the camera on their #BLMediaDay, and soon we will get to see how composed they look on the biggest stage for German football.

Rotating players

Striking a pose here for the camera is Fabian Holland, who hopes this bit of footage will be played over and over again this season as that would mean he is getting ready to line up for the Lillies.

Translation: 'Fabi Holland looking smooth on the turntable'

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Frank assessment

So are Darmstadt ready for the big time? Not according to their coach Dirk Schuster, who said 'The fact is we still need at least three or four new players.'

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Dream come true

Dominik Stroh-Engel is talking for quite a few of his team-mates by saying that the 'Bundesliga was always a dream that I had never given up on'

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Strike a pose

Translation: 'Get into position for the official team photo, please!'

And there it is...

Translation: 'An historic photo! The first team photo of the Lillies in the Bundesliga in 33 years!'

Corner kings

Like all the other Bundesliga clubs, one of the challenges Darmstadt have faced today has been trying to score direct from a corner. How well did they do? You'll have to wait a little longer to find out, but here's a hint...

Here they come!

Translation: 'Off we go for the #BLMediaDay with Darmstadt!'