On the penultimate day of the trip to China, Borussia still had a lot of activities to get through.
The Foals split up into small groups and went to different activities across Shanghai. Alassane Plea, Torben Müsel, Keanan Bennetts and Andreas Poulsen went to one of the Fohlen Football School’s day camps. Meanwhile, vice president Rainer Bonhof and sporting director Max Eberl went to Rolf König’s company AUNDE in Shanghai. They also visited Rödl & Partner, a legal and tax consultant and one of Borussia’s key partners in day-to-day business in China.
Oscar Wendt, Florian Neuhaus, Raffael, Tobias Strobl and Josip Drmic took part in a meet and greet with fans in a Suning store. Suning is one of the leading companies in the electrical industry and is a parent company of the TV broadcaster PP Sports, which owns the rights to the Bundesliga in China. More than 30 fans were invited and got to ask their idols some questions before getting autographs and selfies. Christoph Kramer, Jonas Hofmann, Fabian Johnson and Tobias Sippel visited Borussia’s Shanghai offices to do some photography for club media purposes.
Moritz Nicolas, Jordan Beyer, Tony Jantschke and Patrick Herrmann visited a Trützschler factory, a traditional Mönchengladbach-based company that has been producing textile machines in the Far East for many years, and is also one of Borussia’s partners on the tour of China. The entire Gladbach team was then invited to Haxenbauer, an official partner of the Bundesliga. There was some German home cooking and several activities with fans afterwards.