The pair, signed this summer from Juventus and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively, have immediately done the most German thing imaginable – readied themselves for Oktoberfest by wearing some vintage lederhosen.
Joining German signings Sven Ulreich and Joshua Kimmich, Vidal and Costa got publicly fitted out with the fetching leather breeches. A different language, a different culture and a different way of life – all these things can be stumbling blocks for a recent signing trying to find his place in a team.
Some players decide to tackle the issue head on, quickly committing themselves to learning about their new surroundings. It’s much easier.
That seems to be the approach that Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa have taken at Bayern Munich. They looked a bit bemused by the whole thing, but it’s doubtlessly won them some affectionate kudos from fans and squad alike.
We’re especially glad to see Vidal fitting in so well, considering that he was caught engaging in some frowned-upon antics soon after signing.
We don’t know whether Arty and Big Doug will be wearing their new outfits at home, but we live in hope.
Either way, good effort lads. You’ve blended right in.
It’s not always easy for footballers to settle down in a new country.
. Others just do something stereotypical in order to fit in