The Hoffenheim boys prepare for their official team photo - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
The Hoffenheim boys prepare for their official team photo - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Bundesliga Media Days: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Sinsheim - All eyes were on south-western Germany on Tuesday when TSG 1899 Hoffenheim hosted their annual Bundesliga Media Day.

The event, which took place at the WIRSOL Rhein Neckar Arena, was used to present new signings, take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the upcoming campaign. rounds up the highlights...


Hoffenheim media day: best bits

Kick-up time!

"Ermin Bicakcic, Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Süle enjoying a little break."


2) Who's the real corner king?

New signing Jonathan Schmid is the obvious candidate to take over set-piece duties from the departed Sejad Salihovic for Markus Gisdol's side this season and striker Sven Schipplock was so confident of the Frenchman's dead-ball ability that he had no doubt predicting Schmid would net all three attempts at the Corner Kings challenge. The supposed specialist, however, had a tougher time than anticipated, while the defensively minded quartet of Pirmin Schwegler, Eugen Polanski, Tobias Strobl and Jeremy Toljan enjoyed better luck.

Don't forget to tune in to the official Bundesliga YouTube channel on 4 August to find out the results.


4) The next Samba superstar?

The list of Brazilians to have gone from exciting prospect to household name while in Hoffenheim colours is impressive. Carlos Eduardo, Luiz Gustavo and most recently Roberto Firmino are three memorable examples and, if his refreshingly relaxed, but self-confident, attitude is anything to go by, new boy Joelinton could be the next name to join them.

Social media highlights

Hoffenheim's corner king!

Check out this superlative effort from Pirmin Schwegler.

Uth's fighting talk

New boy Mark Uth: "I've obviously not come here to sit on the bench."

Heir to the throne

"Roberto Firmino's successor has already been found: Jonathan Schmid will be wearing the number ten."

Polanski's heroes

"What we learnt today about Eugen Polanski:" reads the tweet below. "His role model was Steffan Effenberg and his favourite player was Zinedine Zidane."


Translation: Tobias Strobl and his "hero shot" at the Bundesliga’s Media Day.

Lights, camera…

… but no "action" just yet. Nonetheless, the stage is set for Hoffenheim’s Media Day.

Photo action

Translation: Posing, smiling and action for the TSG players at today’s DFL Media Day.

All together now

Translation: TSG's 2015/16 Team photo. Only Kevin Volland and Nadiem Amiri are missing.