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Marc Bartra
It's one of the best moments of my professional career. I've suffered so much through this negative experience.feedback
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May 20 2017
You can find on this page a variety of quotes, by one or many people, on what they said about Borussia Dortmund bus attack. 16 people are quoted and you can read 81 citations of them about Borussia Dortmund bus attack. Thomas Tuchel, Marc Bartra and Hans-Joachim Watzke, are those who have spoken the most about this topic. Thomas Tuchel said: “As far as I know, [Edinson] Cavani recently extended [his contract] with Paris. The demand on [acquiring a new striker] is therefore not so great. We still have three important weeks, so now is not the time to comment on rumours. We can do it in peace after the season. With his history of injuries, I could well find reasons to say that he takes his time to get fresh and ready. If Marco is invited and decides to go, we will support him. But we will not be distraught if he stays here. This is not a disadvantage for us and we are proving the whole season that we can deal with it.”.
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Nuri Sahin

Everybody knows I feel good at Dortmund - in town, in the stadium and of course with our fans. Borussia Dortmund is the club of my heart.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

Reus has now scored twice in the league since his return and he also scored against Monaco. He is scoring crucial goals and is showing how much we were missing when he was unavailable. He gained a lot of confidence when he was recovering from injury during pre-season. His character has grown. I think Marco is ready to achieve great things. We had six players who never played in Munich before in the last game. It is a pressure that you cannot feel in a video session.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

It turns out that the players are very open, they also dare to show their feelings and talk about [the incident]. This is not usual, not normally. But this is a glue for us that we would not have otherwise. I am very satisfied that we are now in third place. And I am very satisfied with how we did it. We have earned the win, played a great away game. Through the course of the game, we have completely put ourselves in trouble. Afterwards, however, to show such a reaction and to dominate so much is great. The team deserves a compliment.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

I'm convinced that the solving of the case will be very important for everyone of us. I believe that it's very important for us to know the background of the attack. I can only speak for myself: I personally am dealing well, but I do not dare to speak for my players here. I cannot expect the same from my players. I cannot expect everyone else to deal as I am, which is why we have to be very careful in how we criticise the players. We have to differentiate between the sporting and the human aspect when and if we utter criticism.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

The Gladbach game can be considered not detached from the events. We also have to regard the minutes we played and the already straining mental pressure of a Champions League quarter-final.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

The investigations by prosecutors and police have been intensive and with high priority. We would like to thank them for that massively and hope that with this suspect the responsible person for that horrible attack on our team and staff has been found. We received incredible support over the last days and that gave us much strength.feedback

Marcel Schmelzer - Borussia Dortmund

We hope we will learn all the background information to this attack. For everybody who sat in that bus, this information is important as it makes it easier to deal with it all.feedback

Michael Reschke

The best players are already at Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico [Madrid], the big Premier League clubs, Bayern, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

It was a wonderful coming together with our public, who have a real feel for such situations, which isn't the case anywhere else.feedback

Marc Bartra

I took a look around and then I just thought I had to go for it myself. Then I don't really remember what I did. I didm't see anything, just that the ball was flying into the goal.feedback

Marc Bartra

It won't be easy in the next games, either. The events of this week are very difficult to forget.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

We played very courageously in every phase. We had good charisma on the field.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

After the whistle and in front of the south stand, that was a great gesture from the team.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

Marco Reus we changed just as a precaution, which was agreed beforehand. Sven Bender had to come off. His thigh muscles were tight and the risk was too great.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

Sven Bender had to come off. His thigh muscles were tight and the risk was too great. I had the impression today that we have all learned to deal with these feelings. I heard yesterday [Friday] from a professional that there is probably a threshold of two to three days to become emotionally stabilised. So I think for the players it is becoming easier to distract themselves if they can stand on the pitch and play.feedback

Marc Bartra

They are my everything, the reason I struggle to overcome obstacles and this has been the worst of my life, an experience I would not want anyone in this world [to have]. I think the shock is decreasing more and more and, at the same time, it adds to the desire to live, to fight, to work, to laugh, to cry, to feel, to love, to believe, to play, to train, to continue to enjoy my people, loved ones, companions, my passion, to defend, to smell the grass as I do before the game starts and motivate me. The only thing I ask is for everyone to live in peace and to leave behind the wars.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

I briefly considered whether we should leave the competition completely. But then it would have been a victory for the perpetrators. If a player isn't able to play then he can tell the coach, and I also said that there would have been complete understanding and every form of support from us. The players have the opportunity to deal with the psychological side of the attack with experts and to get any help from us. They did not want to hurt Borussia Dortmund explicitly. It was an attack on Germany.feedback

Marc Bartra

I look at it proudly, thinking that all the damage they wanted to do to us on Tuesday stayed in this [injury]. They [my family] are my everything, the reason I struggle to overcome obstacles and this has been the worst of my life, an experience I would not want anyone in this world [to have]. The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last... were the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life.feedback

Juergen Klopp

When you go back and look at my teams with [Borussia] Dortmund in 2012 or 2013 it was not all pressing and counter-pressing, we played football and won games and all that stuff. This season [we lost] not because we didn't have a plan B but it was about having difficulties in different games. We will mark the occasion as a team. I know, at the wish of the families, this is the first year where the service doesn't take place at Anfield. There is a memorial at Melwood with the names of the 96 people who lost their lives. We, as a team, will pause, show our respect and remember them.feedback

Marc Bartra

The only thing I ask, THE ONLY THING, is that we ALL live in peace and leave wars behind. These days when I look at my wrist, swollen and broken, do you know what I feel? Pride. I look at it and feel proud thinking of all the harm they wanted to cause and that it ended only in this. Thank you to the doctors, nurses, physios, and everyone who help me recover and help my wrist be back to perfect.feedback

Marc Bartra

To the thousands and thousands of people, the media, all organisations, BVB and team-mates who have sent me your support and love... even the smallest gesture has filled me with the strength to ALWAYS move forward.feedback

Marc Bartra

I needed to get this off my chest and put it behind me so I can be at 100 per cent as soon as possible!feedback

Marc Bartra

They are my everything, the reason I struggle to overcome obstacles and this has been the worst of my life, an experience I would not want anyone in this world (to have). The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last ... were the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life. These days when I look at my wrist, swollen and badly wounded, you know what I feel? Pride.feedback

Marc Bartra

The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last. This has been the worst experience of my life. They are my everything. The reason I struggle to overcome obstacles. When I look at my wrist, swollen and badly wounded, you know what I feel? Pride. I look at my wounds and think that all the damage they wanted to do to us on Tuesday stayed within in this [injury].feedback

Marc Bartra

I have a continued desire to follow my passion, to defend, to smell the grass on the field as I do before my games. I want to see the stands again full of fans who love our sport, who fill our team with emotions that allow us to forget the increasingly crazy world we live in.feedback

Marc Bartra

I think that the shock is decreasing more and more and, at the same time, it adds to the desire to live, to fight, to work, to laugh, to cry, to feel, to love. The only thing I ask is for everyone to live in peace and to leave behind the wars.feedback

Marc Bartra

I needed to write and unburden myself and to settle everything so I can just think about getting 100 per cent as soon as possible.feedback

Marc Bartra

I look at it proudly, thinking that all the damage they wanted to do to us on Tuesday stayed in this (injury). Thanks to the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and people who helped me recover. To the thousands and thousands of people, media, organisations of all kinds, the club and colleagues, who have given me your support and affection – as small as it may be – has filled me with incredible strength to continue on and on.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

We were informed by text message. To decide things in Switzerland when we are affected did not feel good. At the very least, it makes you feel powerless.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

We have to find a way to deal with it, but I am not sure how. We all have to deal with it in our own way. We all experienced the attack in a different way. A lot of players did not sleep. Some of them only really realised what had happened when they returned to their families.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

But you are the best sportsman if you have no worries. Football is not as important as our families, living in peace, feeling safe and being healthy.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

Bartra will be out of action for about four weeks. But he would have liked to play on Saturday if he could. You call your family to say you are alright. You just want to get as far away as possible. This is the first day to really process it. Wednesday was like walking through a cloud. Dealing with this is a process that will go on for days and weeks. It comes and goes in waves. Today [Thursday] has been a bad day for me.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

I am sure the whole situation will have an impact on the upcoming games, but we are not concerned. We have to accept it and deal with it. Time will help. We do not want to bring every match from here on into the context of what happened on Tuesday. That would get us nowhere.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

Basically, we had the feeling that we were being treated as if a beer can had hit our bus, and half an hour later the decision was there that (it would be) tomorrow at 6.45pm. That gives you a feeling of powerlessness. We were not attacked on the field by an opponent; we were attacked from inside the bus as men. Of course this has an effect and it was a terrible experience for all of us. We wanted to have a bit more time to deal with it. We didn't get the time.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

The team wanted so badly a bit of time to deal with it so we were in our best shape because the dream is to go to the semi-finals in Europe. We had the feeling today everybody that we are not in the best shape, not focused enough for football. Who will blame us for that? Nobody. Everybody has the right to deal with it the way he wants to. If you want to talk about it, talk. If you want to be silent, be silent. If you need a hug, I hug you or find someone who hugs you at home.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

It's all different characters and it was very inspiring to see how we dealt with it in the second half. We made a good second half. The game is over now and it feels a bit weird.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

We were informed by text message that UEFA were making this decision. We would have liked more time to take stock. This gives you the feeling of impotence, that we have to keep functioning and nothing else matters.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

The situation is absurd. We only had 15 players available in the squad. We would have wanted to have more time to digest all of this. We did not get this time. We have to live with the fact that the match was scheduled. It's about our dream, our big dream, and the squad did not have the feeling they could make the difference in the small situations.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

Every player has the right to deal with it in his way. The team did not feel in the mood, in which you must be for such a game. We let the players choose if they wanted to play. But this morning, we found that the training had done good, that it had made us think of something else. We were attacked as men and we tried to solve the problem on the ground. Everyone has their own way of reacting to events. The players had the choice not to play but no one chose this option. There are players who can easily deal with what's happened and others who worry more - very mixed feelings.feedback

Marc Bartra

A lot of strength — we are with you.feedback

Kylian Mbappe

We have suffered all through what has happened. We heard there was an explosion, then more news. We worried, we feared the worst. I tried to call Ousmane [Dembele]; he explained the situation to me. I told him I was with him and his team, that we were all together. We are all with Bartra. We know that it is difficult for him, as for all the players of Dortmund. It is destabilising but we are professionals, we must get accustomed to everything, even in the most extreme conditions. Today was extreme, and we tried to get to the level of a quarter-final of Champions League.feedback

Thomas Tuchel - Borussia Dortmund

It was very difficult for the team to focus on the game. We let the players decide if they wanted to play today. But we noticed that training did us good.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

Bartra is feeling better today, however, but he will be kept under observation for some hours more in the hospital before being discharged. We're not just playing for ourselves tonight (against Monaco). We're playing for everyone, whether they're Borussia Dortmund, Bayer or Schalke. We want to show that terror and hate shall never determine our actions. And of course, we're playing for Marc Bartra, who wants to see his team win.feedback

Marc Bartra

Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better. Thank you everybody for all your support and your messages! All my strength to my team mates, supporters and fans and to BVB for tonight's match! #HejaBVB.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

Bartra was injured, on his hand and his arm, but nothing that would be life-threatening. The team is in complete shock. Our task now is to process this experience as professionally as possible because the match is taking place in less than 24 hours. That's our job.feedback

Marc Bartra

I do not regret leaving Barcelona. It was very satisfying to be part of Barcelona, but I feel very excited to be able to keep developing [at Borussia Dortmund]. All my strength to my teammates, supporters and fans, and to the team for tonight's match!feedback

Aleksander Ceferin

I was deeply disturbed by the explosions which occurred tonight in Dortmund. The decision taken to postpone the UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco was the correct one since we must always prioritise the safety and security of all fans, team officials and players. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the representatives of the two clubs, the local authorities, and the supporters for their cooperation on the ground.feedback

Marc Bartra

Hello everybody! As you can see I am doing much better. Thank you everybody for all your support and your messages! All my strength to my team mates, supporters and fans and to @bvb09 for tonight's match!feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

The BVB family was particularly strong when it had to cope with difficult situations. This is perhaps the most difficult situation we have had in the past decades. And I am sure that we will show ourselves as BVB as strong and closed as never before! We do not just play for us today. We play for everyone. No matter whether Borussia, Bayer [Leverkusen] or Schalke. We want to show that terror and hatred can never determine our actions. And of course we play for Marc Bartra, who wants to see his team win. I just called the team in the cabin to show the company that we did not bend before terror.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

I have just told the team in the dressing room to show society that we will not bow to terror. This is perhaps the most difficult situation we have had in the past decades and I am sure that we will show ourselves as BVB as strong and united as never before. We do not just play for us. We play for everyone. No matter whether Borussian, Bavarian or Schalke. We want to show that terror and hatred can never determine our actions. And of course we play for Marc Bartra, who wants to see his team win. We ask all BVB fans to support our team with full energy for 90 minutes.feedback

Gregor Lange

We had to assume, and assumed right from the start, that this was a targeted attack against the team of Borussia Dortmund. We are preparing for a major operation tomorrow, and we will do everything humanly possible to ensure that the match tomorrow can occur safely.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

The most important thing is that democracy and our basic freedoms are being scrutinised, and we need to strengthen them. The players are making a worldwide contribution.feedback

Angela Merkel

Our thoughts today are with the players ... with Borussia Dortmund, with the fans. And we hope that it can be a peaceful and good game.feedback

Sascha Fligge

I can only say that shortly after leaving the car park there was a detonation … the team heard a loud bang. Marcel Schmelzer said to me, Why is someone throwing a stone again on game day?' We had that happen, I think, during an away game in Cologne that a big stone hit the window. But it transpired quickly for the players – especially because Marc Bartra loudly called for attention for obvious reasons – that it wasn't a stone. The players had quite different reactions, some threw themselves to the floor, others simply ducked and everyone was totally shocked.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

The team is totally shocked, that's clear. It's our task now to digest this somehow because it's only 24 hours before we have to play. That's our job. It's a very unfortunate situation, but there was no other way.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

The team and the coaches are of course in shock. We must now channel it in some way. It will not be easy to get it out of our mind. In such a crisis situation, all of Borussia Dortmund will pull together. I think the team will feel it tomorrow. When the squad moved from the hotel parking lot to Wittbrauckerstrasse, three explosive devices were triggered there. Marc Bartra has been taken to the hospital. He hurt himself on the hand. We then contacted the security delegates and colleagues from Monaco. The game will be played tomorrow at 18:45CET. The tickets remain valid.feedback

Hans-Joachim Watzke - Borussia Dortmund

There has been an attack with explosives on the team bus. The whole team is in a state of shock, you can't get pictures like that out of your head. I hope the team will be in a position to be able to compete tomorrow on the pitch. In a crisis situation like this, Borussia pulls together. For security reasons, we do not want to announce the next steps in the procedure.feedback

Marc Bartra

I was deeply disturbed by the explosions which occurred in Dortmund. The decision taken to postpone the UEFA Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco was the correct one since we must always prioritise the safety and security of all fans, team officials and players. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the representatives of the two clubs, the local authorities, and the supporters for their cooperation on the ground.feedback

Heiko Maas

Shocking news. Our thoughts are with (Borussia Dortmund). You'll never walk alone!feedback

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