Both midfielders stayed close to fellow Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy, who translated the instructions of coach Jordi Garcia for the pair.

"It was wonderful," Sneijder told reporters after the hour-long session, while Drenthe later said on the club's website: "[Bernd] Schuster had very nice words to say about Sneijder and I and we will try to repay him on the field."

Both players are in Schuster's squad for tonight's preseason clash at Real Betis and could see action as second-half substitutes.