West Ham youngster Reece Oxford recently moved to VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach and is being put through his paces ahead of the new Bundesliga season.
The 18-year-old English midfielder is seen as one for the future by the Hammers, who will be watching his development with Die Fohlen closely as he settles in at his new club.
"It’s nice to be here." Oxford told his new club's official website. "Most of the boys speak English and that has helped me to integrate in the first few days.
"The training is a little bit different to what I’m used to in England. But I think that will be good for me because I get the impression it will help me build up physically.
"I get the impression a lot of emphasis is put on running and movement over here. That’s new for me and a little bit tiring. But it will do my fitness good and should help me to give everything to be on the pitch next season.
"I think the Bundesliga is the one most similar to the English Premier League. It’s a … competitive division with big teams like Bayern, Dortmund and Leverkusen. I’m looking forward to the season starting so we can play against these teams.
"I have spoken to the coach (Dieter Hecking) a few times to understand what he wants from me, what I should be doing out on the pitch and how the team goes about performing.
"I want to understand how German football works because up until now I have only played football in England, never in Germany. I’ve also tried to get to know as many of my teammates as possible and to get an idea of how the coach wants to play."