Our U19s, who appointed Michael Skibbe as head coach and overhauled their playing squad over the summer, have kicked off their pre-season preparations. But before the reigning U19 champions took to the training pitch for the first time, they headed to the Ruhr University in Bochum to undergo the usual performance tests.

While his charges were being put through their paces, Michael Skibbe fielded questions from BVB-TV.

BVB-TV: U19s kick off pre-season preparations