Borussia Dortmund: Nuri Sahin 'will never forget' bomb attack

Lynette Rowe
April 20, 2017

The Borussia Dortmund team bus was attacked by an explosive device hours before their Champions League game against Monaco.

Defender Marc Bartra was left with a broken wrist, while many of his team-mates were at the club during Klopp's seven years in charge.

Police ramped up security in the city as German investigators detained an Islamist suspect following the roadside blast.

Liverpool manager Klopp, who was Dortmund boss from 2008-2015, said he was proud of his former team, who lost the match 3-2.

But now that we've heard from some Dortmund players and staff post-match, it really seems like the game shouldn't have been played tonight. I think everybody could understand if you couldn't play it. "This gives you the feeling of impotence, that we have to keep functioning and nothing else matters", Tuchel said, per The Guardian.

Pulisic has attracted interest from across Europe following a number of impressive displays for the Westfalenstadion club.

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The UEFA spokesperson said the governing body was in touch with both teams and had not received any information that either of the teams were not ready to play. "It was hard for us, of course".

"I'm pretty sure if somebody of the people who made the decision afterwards would have been in the bus then they wouldn't have played the game", he told a news conference on Thursday. "Fortunately it wasn't that serious but the world is getting insane and we don't know what it goes to (next)".

The long-term impact of the attack on the players will become clearer on Saturday when fourth-placed Dortmund host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. And that was the point of time when we were informed.

"I know football is very important, we love football, we suffer with football and I know we earn a lot of money and have a privileged life but we are human beings".

"Everyone can imagine it was a really hard moment for me", Klopp said on Thursday.

Authorities said three identical letters were found at the scene of Tuesday night's attack targeting one of Europe's top football teams. "I get goosebumps.when we were in the bus last night, I can't forget the faces", the Turkish midfielder said. Sahin was fighting back tears when he recounted the incident, how he will never forget his teammates' faces after the attack occurred.

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