Soon after their match ended last night, having lost to Monaco at home, several Borussia Dortmund players expressed their big frustration for having to play this game 24 hours after the explosions that rocked their bus, just before they were to head to Signal Iduna Park.
I am happy first that I am alive. It was the most difficult day that I have lived in my life and I hope that nobody else has to live this day. After Tuesday I don’t have any more space to think about the game
Borussia defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos told ESPN FC, before turning against those who rescheduled the match for yesterday.
They [UEFA] have to understand that we are not animals. We are people who have families, who have kids in the house. And we are not animals. I am happy that all the players are alive, and all the staff are alive
the Greece international said. His team-mate, Nuri Sahin, also talked about his unwillingness to play last night.
It’s hard to talk about it, hard to find the right words [about the attack]. No, of course we did not want to play. I don’t know if people can understand this but until I was on the pitch in the second half I didn’t think about football to be honest
the Dortmund midfielder said. Borussia lost the game 3-2, and their target to reach the Champions League semifinals has turned much more difficult to reach.