Timo Werner strikes a determined pose in his official portrait at VfB's annual media day - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Timo Werner strikes a determined pose in his official portrait at VfB's annual media day - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Bundesliga Media Days: VfB Stuttgart

Stuttgart - With a good number of fresh faces in their ranks, there were a fair few meet and greets going on at VfB Stuttgart's Media Day.

As well as presenting the club's new signings, the yearly event was also used to take official photographs and produce exclusive media content for use throughout the upcoming campaign.

bundesliga.com rounds up the highlights...

Stuttgart media day: best bits

1) A good omen?

The club's media day began amid baking heat and brilliant sunshine, with the media interviews in the shade the most sought after by the players. "It might be hot, but we're having a lot of fun," joked the affable Daniel Didavi. Indeed, not even a brief thunderstorm could interrupt the good mood as the attacking midfielder impressed all concerned with his efforts at the Corner Kings challenge as soon as the sun came back out. As long it continues to shine this season, it seems Stuttgart will be successful...


Didavi's delight

"It might be hot, but we're having a lot of fun," explains the Stuttgart star in the tweet below.

3) Ginczek's slip of the tongue

Martin Harnik could hardly take his eyes off the screen while his fellow attacker Daniel Ginczek was completing his question and answer session. The Austrian broke into laughter at Ginczek's minor Freudian slip when asked what his favourite food was. While the striker intended to say "Schnitzel with a few chips", what actually came out was "Potatoes with a little bit of schnitzel".

5) A change of career?

Carlos Gruezo's attempts at photography were certainly one of the highlights of media day, even if the final result wasn't quite as hoped. "We can't use these photos, they're just too out of focus," explained one cameraman when asked to judge the midfielder's efforts. The Ecuadorian international chuckled in response and went back to his day job - kicking the ball around.

Job application?

Is Carlos Gruezo trying out a new position here?

Best of social media

Aussie icon

VfB shared this image of Mitchell Langerak on Instagram...

Come again, Alex?!

Stuttgart's Romanian international, Alexandru Maxim, mixes up his English and his German. You can hear the results below...

Smile, please!

"And here's what it looks like! Our team photo for 2015/16."

Meanwhile off the field...

...Martin Harnik is enjoying taking a video of Daniel Ginczek's live efforts in front of the camera!


Stuttgart star Filip Kostic is showing off his silky skills in front of the camera.

Work and play

The VfB boys are certainly enjoying their day so far.


Serey Die finds the net...


...but no cigar! A good effort nonetheless from VfB defender Daniel Schwaab.

In the zone

Martin Harnik is next to have a go at the Corner Kings challenge.

Pre-historic fun

"Didavi, Kiesewetter, Kostic and Maxim are waiting with Fritzle the dinosaur at the media day," reads the tweet below.

The toughest challenge...

"Next up: Corner Kings"

Good feet!

"Timo Baumgartl shows what he can do with the ball at his feet," reads the tweet below.

And here's the end result!

Sort of...

Behind the camera

Translation: Role reversal - photographer Alexandru Maxim in action.

Out for a spin

VfB head coach Alexander Zorniger gets his photo taken from different angles.

Round and round

Translation: Next up, a 360-degree photo!


Translation: Stand up straight, chaps!

Lining up

Translation: We’re off!

Media Day debut

Translation: The VfB line-up is here! Newcomer Emiliano Insua is taking part in his first Bundesliga Media Day!

Lights, camera…

Translation: Preparation for the official team photo.