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Professionals, 11. July 2018

First training with the team

The 20-year-old striker received a particularly warm welcome from his fellow Argentine team mates Santiago Ascacibar and Emiliano Insua. On the day, Holger Badstuber and Marcin Kaminski were also involved in session, including the power-training circuit workout. Whilst Holger Badstuber signed a new contract with VfB until 2021 on Tuesday, his Polish defensive colleague returned from a deservedly extended holiday, having served with the national team.

Between the morning and afternoon training sessions, Nicolás Gonzalez sat down at the VfB TV microphone for the first time – relying on his fellow countryman Emiliano Insua as his interpreter. "I am very happy to be here and I already feel quite at home – not least thanks to the help provided by Emiliano and Santi. However, I want to learn to speak German as quickly as possible and I am really excited about taking to the pitch in front of the crowds of fans in the Mercedes-Benz Arena."