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Bartra feared he would never play again after bomb attack on Dortmund team bus

Date Posted,May 28, 2017

Borussia Dortmund defender Marc Bartra feared his career was over after a bomb attack on the team bus.

The Spain international required surgery on his wrist from the attack ahead of the Champions League clash with Monaco.

He has since returned to action and played in Dortmund’s German Cup final win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

But Bartra feared the worst after the incident back in April.

“When the attack happened, I thought I would never be able to play again. I could not move in the first five or 10 minutes and I could not hear anything,” he told Kicker.

Dortmund’s defender Marc Bartra (Photo: AFP)
Borussia Dortmund’s Marc Bartra on the bench (Photo: REUTERS)

“When the doctor told me after the surgery that everything was going well and I was going to be able to play again in a month, that was indescribable and the most beautiful news.

“I feel stronger today than ever before. I was very sad that such a thing could happen – it was a few damn difficult weeks – but now we can all enjoy this victory.”

Dortmund’s defender Marc Bartra (Photo: AFP)
Dortmund’s Spanish defender Marc Bartra (Photo: AFP)

Bartra has also spoken openly about last week’s attack at the Manchester Arena.

He wrote: “What world do we live in? What’s going on around us? It’s frustrating not being able to do anything so as to prevent these devastating tragedies.

“What occurs in so many places around the globe makes me sad and it’s hard to accept or understand.”

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