Borussia Dortmund’s international players return for pre-season

Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Karim Adeyemi. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

The Borussia Dortmund players involved on international duty last month returned to the training ground on Saturday to kick-start their preparations for the new season.

Preparations are in full swing for the start of the 2022/23 season, and the Borussia Dortmund players who were on international duty for their national teams last month returned to the training ground on Saturday.

New BVB signings Sebastien Haller, Karim Adeyemi, Nico Schlotterbeck, Niklas Süle and Salih Özcan were all in Dortmund for the first part of their performance diagnostics tests on Saturday morning. The likes of Jude Bellingham, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Thomas Meunier and Raphael Guerreiro also began their pre-season preparations.

The international players will complete the second part of their performance diagnostics tests on Sunday, before stepping onto the pitch on Monday. Borussia Dortmund have announced that the players will take part in an open training session on Monday, which will give fans the opportunity to watch the new signings in action up close for the first time.

Next week is set to be a very busy one for Borussia Dortmund. The new signings could make their debuts on Thursday, as the Black and Yellows take on SC Verl in a pre-season friendly. The BVB players will then head to Bad Ragaz, Switzerland on July 15 for a week long training camp.

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Borussia Dortmund’s first competitive game of the new season is less than three weeks away, with Edin Terzic’s side set to go up against third division side 1860 Munich in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on July 29.