After their team bus was attacked in an alleged terrorist attack on Tuesday, Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin has spoken out about the incident that shook the football world.
Losing 2-3 at home last night to a free-scoring Monaco side, Sahin admitted that football was barely on his mind.
"I don't know if the people can understand this but until I was on the pitch I didn't think about football to be honest," the 28-year-old told Norwegian channel Viasat.
"Last night [Tuesday], I didn't really realise what happened until I was at home and my wife and my son were waiting in front of the door…
"Then I realised how lucky we were."
"I know football is very important. We love football. We suffer with football. I know we earn a lot of money. We have a very privileged life," the former Liverpool midfielder added.
"But we are human beings and there is so much more than football in this world.
"Last night we felt it."
Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was the only person injured during the explosion, injuring his arm and hand. Thankfully, he's expected to make a full recovery.
"When we were on the bus last night. I cannot forget the faces. I will never forget those faces", Sahin added.
"When I saw Marc there… and I sit next to Schmelzer. I will never forget Schmelzer's face. It was unbelievable."