Before Bayern Munich held a public training on the field at the Allianz Arena, the club introduced Mats Hummels and Renato Sanches to the media and public with the two players holding up their new jerseys.
Bayern are confident that Hummels is prepared to slide right in next to Jerome Boateng on the backline. With Manuel Neuer in goal, a backline with Hummels, Boateng, David Alaba, and Philipp Lahm will be intimidating for even the best opponents. Of course, that all depends on if the group can stay healthy.
As expected, Hummels isn’t having a lot of problems fitting in with the team. “Many people have known me for years, it wasn't as if I had any problems integrating myself quickly. It's a very simple thing for me,” Hummels said.
Before Sanches blew up at Euro 2016, Bayern secured his signing beating every other team to the punch. The €35 million that Bayern paid for his services looked to be a paltry fee after the tournament concluded.
“You could see in the Euro finals what qualities he has despite his young age,” Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. “He'll strengthen our midfield, and I'm convinced we'll benefit a lot from him.”
How is Sanches fitting in? “The club is superb, everyone's helping me.” His integration into the squad will be helped with Rafinha, Douglas Costa, and Thiago Alcantara able to speak Portuguese to the 18 year old.
Oh, they look good in those jerseys, too.
The boss with the new boys during a very eventful Team Presentation in Munich #FCBDay1 https://t.co/x9ec7fRMts pic.twitter.com/RS16WR15m5— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) August 6, 2016
You can view the entire public training here.