Berlin – A busy few days for the Herthaner! Having played on Friday evening against Eintracht Braunschweig in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the players stepped in front of the cameras for the annual DFL media day on Saturday following their return to the capital. Bruno Labbadia and his coaching team, as well as the entire first-team squad, were photographed and filmed in various combinations and locations around the Olympic Park. The DFL will use the media captured throughout the day for marketing the Bundesliga, both within Germany and internationally. Dodi Lukébakio, Lucas Tousart and co. mastered the wide range of poses and activities in front of the cameras with aplomb. The Hertha players had portrait photos taken, took shots at targets, headed the ball, and posed with a variety of items including Christmas hats, umbrellas and popcorn, despite the memory of the bitter cup defeat in Lower Saxony still being fresh in their minds.
Following these busy few days, Labbadia’s team will have Sunday off. Hertha will take to the training pitch again on Monday afternoon at Schenckendorffplatz at the beginning of another week of hard work, building up to the start of the Bundesliga at the weekend. The Old Lady kick off the season away at Werder Bremen on Saturday (15:30 CEST).