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12th Apr 2017

Dortmund star Nuri Sahin gives a remarkably brave and moving post-match interview

Paul Moore

“I don’t wish anyone a feeling like this.”

On the pitch, Monaco emerged from Germany with a 3-2 win against Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League quarter-final first-leg, but events were sadly overshadowed by last night’s attack on the Dortmund bus that left Marc Bartra with a broken hand after three explosive devices were detonated near the team bus.

The good news is that the former Barcelona defender will be back playing a few weeks time, but in very difficult circumstances, Thomas Tuchel’s men have managed to keep their tie alive after Monaco looked like taking a 3-1 lead into the return leg.

In an extremely moving post-match interview, former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder Nuri Sahin spoke eloquently and powerfully about the harrowing events that occured.

Regarding the terrifying scenes that unfolded on the Dortmund bus, Sahin compared it to the reactions that he saw following the horrific bombings that occurred in his own country of Turkey.

When asked how far football was from his mind during the match against Monaco, he said “until I was on the pitch in the second-half (he came on as a substitute), I didn’t think about football to be honest. Last night, I didn’t fully realise what happened until I went home and saw my wife and son waiting by the door. That’s when I felt how lucky we were. I know football is very important, we love football and have a privileged life, but we’re human beings and there’s so much more than football in this world,”

Regarding Marc Bartra’s injury, a visibly shaken Sahin said “I get goosebumps. When we were in the bus last night, I can’t forget the faces. I will never forget the faces in my life.”

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