Bremen - Despite missing out on a place in Europe at the end of last season, the SV Werder Bremen camp were all smiles at the club's Media Day.
The event, used to present new signings, take official photographs and produce media content for use throughout the season, was held at the Weserstadion. bundesliga.com picks out the highlights…
Bremen Media Day: best bits
1. Bremen's corner kings
Franco Di Santo showed he really can score from anywhere with this measured effort from a corner (see below). His team-mate, Zlatko Junuzovic also approached the challenge confidently, despite only coming back from holiday yesterday. "I'm really tired but I reckon I'll get three out of five..." he could be heard muttering before the challenge started.
You can check out how the Green-Whites fared when the 'Corner Kings challenge' is released on 4 August on the Bundesliga's official YouTube channel.
2. Say hello, wave goodbye
As part of the day, players had to go in front of the camera to face a quick question and answer session. when Zlatko Junuzovic went up for Bremen, he was asked what he thought the hardest word in the German language was. His response? "Moin, moin", a northern German greeting which can mean both 'hello' and 'goodbye'. The Austrian international was also asked what he would have been if he wasn't a footballer. "There was never a Plan B," he replied (see below).
Felix Kroos was also in humorous mood in his Q&A session. When asked who his favourite opponents were, his quick-witted comeback was "journalists". Then, when asked to remember his favourite goal for the club, he also replied amusingly: "My favourite Werder goal would have to be my only one..."
3. New recruits
Summer signings Felix Wiedwald, Ulisses Garcia and Anthony Ujah looked resplendent in green and white as they posed alongside head coach Viktor Skripnik. What will really impress him, though, is their performances in training and on the pitch.
Ujah, meanwhile, who joined the club from 1. FC Köln where his celebrations with club mascot Hennes became the stuff of legend, was asked how he felt that Bremen has no animal equivalent. "Well, then, I won't have any problems..." came the deadpan reply.
4. Media Day old hands
Bremen head coach Viktor Skripik and his assistant Torsten Frings showed how practice makes perfect when it comes to Bundesliga Media Days. The Werder duo managed to look cool and professional despite a busy schedule which sees the team fly to Salzburg, Austria tomorrow.
5. Cheeky chappie
Before getting down to business (and stealing the Go-Pro camera off his team-mates!) for the 'Corner Kings challenge', Franco Di Santo showed his playful side, donning a festive pair of sunglasses and cracking that unmistakable smile for this light-hearted photograph...
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All systems go
Austrian dead-ball specialist Zlatko Junuzovic tells journalists he's "feeling 100 per cent."
Assani Lukimya looks like a natural in front of the lens...
Ujah ready to rock
New Bremen signing Anthony Ujah has been kitted out with a ball cam...
Translation: Looking good, Tony
Smile for the camera
Translation: The club's first team photo of the season
On your marks...
Translation: Training's done, then it's on with the Media Day, which gets under way from 1pm...