Spanish defender appears to be on the mend as his partner and daughter visit him in hospital after terrifying attack
BOMB blast victim Marc Bartra posted an emotional message on Instagram as the Borussia Dortmund star opened up on his terrifying experience.
The former Barcelona star took to social media as his family visited him in hospital following his arm surgery.
Hoy he vuelto a recibir en el hospital la visita que más feliz me hace. Ellas son mi todo, la razón por la que lucho para superar siempre los obstáculos y este ha sido el peor de mi vida, una experiencia que no desearía a nadie en este mundo. El dolor, el pánico y la incerteza de no saber lo que estaba pasando, ni cuánto tiempo duraría… fueron los 15 minutos más largos y duros de mi vida. A todo esto os quiero decir, que creo que el shock de estos días va disminuyendo cada vez más y a la vez se suman las ganas de vivir, de luchar, de trabajar, de reír, de llorar, de sentir, de querer, de creer, de jugar, de entrenar, de seguir disfrutando de mi gente, seres queridos, compañeros, de mi pasión, de defender, de oler el césped como hago antes de que empiece el partido y motivarme. De ver las gradas llenas de personas que aman nuestra profesión, gente buena que sólo quiere que le hagamos sentir emociones para olvidarse del mundo y sobre todo de este mundo en el que vivimos, cada vez más loco. Lo único que pido, LO ÚNICO, es que vivamos TODOS en paz y dejemos atrás las guerras. Estos días cuando me miro la muñeca, hinchada y malherida, sabéis qué siento? Orgullo. La miro orgulloso pensando en que todo el daño que querían hacernos el martes, se quedó en esto. Gracias a los doctores, enfermeras, fisioterapeutas y personas que me ayudan a recuperar y que la muñeca quede perfecta. A las miles y miles de personas, medios, organizaciones de todo tipo, el BVB y compañeros, que me habéis hecho llegar vuestro apoyo y cariño. Por pequeño que sea, me ha llenado increíblemente de fuerzas para seguir SIEMPRE adelante. Necesitaba escribir y desahogarme y así zanjar todo para ya solo pensar en ponerme al 100% lo más pronto posible! Un saludo muy grande! Marc ?
Bartra suffered the injuries after his side’s bus was targeted with three bombs on Tuesday.
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The Spaniard is sidelined for a month after the blasts broke his wrist.
He was travelling with his team-mates to their Champions League quarter-final first leg home tie against Monaco when the series of explosions occurred.
But encouragingly, he posted the below post on his Instagram along with a picture of his partner and daughter visiting him in hospital on Friday lunchtime.
Translated from Spanish, it read: “Today I returned to receive in the hospital the visit that makes me happier.
“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.
“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.
“To all this I want to say that I think that the shock of these days is decreasing more and more and at the same time they add 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 lawn as I do before the game starts and motivate me.
“To see the tiers full of people who love our profession, good people who just want to make us feel emotions to forget the world and above all of this world we live in, increasingly crazy. The only thing I ask, THE ONLY ONE, is for us to live EVERYONE in peace and to leave behind the wars.
“These days when I look at my wrist, swollen and badly hurt, you know I feel? Pride. I look at her proudly, thinking that all the damage they wanted to do to us on Tuesday stayed in this.
“Thanks to the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and people who help me recover and that the doll is perfect.
“To the thousands and thousands of people, media, organisations of all kinds, the BVB and colleagues, who have given me your support and affection.
“As small as it may be, it has filled me incredibly with the strength to continue on and on. I needed to write and unburden myself and to settle everything so I just think about getting 100% as soon as possible! A very big greeting!”
Dortmund’s clash with Monaco was postponed for 24 hours following the attacks, and the Bundesliga side slipped to a 3-2 first-leg defeat against the French side.
A 28-year-old suspect was arrested near Dusseldorf over the Dortmund attack yesterday — but a second known Islamist also being sought had fled.
Police said players from the German club cheated death, revealing three bombs fired at them from the roadside were packed with metal pins. One was found embedded in a bus seat headrest.