Bartra could be back for Dortmund in four weeks amid Tuchel concern

Dortmund's Nuri Sahin Sokratis Papastathopoulos Lukasz Piszczek Matthias Ginter and Julian Weigl from left react after losing 2-3 during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund Ger

Dortmund's Nuri Sahin Sokratis Papastathopoulos Lukasz Piszczek Matthias Ginter and Julian Weigl from left react after losing 2-3 during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco in Dortmund Ger

Three explosions occurred while the BVB bus was making its way to Signal Iduna Park for their Champions League quarter-final, first-leg tie against Monaco, with the match eventually postponed to Wednesday.

Dortmund defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos suggested he felt his teammates had been treated like "animals", while Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim admitted it was hard for the players to concentrate as his side secured a 3-2 victory.

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel angrily accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a "beer can" had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game. "We did not know if more would come".

We tried to give everything we could and in this situation, we still played a good game. And they will have to do so again on Saturday, when Eintracht Frankfurt visits in the Bundesliga.

Current Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel hit out at European football's governing body for disregarding the feelings of his squad when it chose to re-schedule the Champions League quarter-final to kick off less than 24 hours after the incident in Germany. We love football. We suffer with football. "But we are human beings, and there is so much more than football in this world and last night we felt it". "(On Tuesday) night we felt it".

"I know football is very important".

"When you were in the bus last night I can't forget the faces, I will never forget the faces in my life for sure when I saw Marc there and I sit next to Schmelle I will never forget Schmelle's face". Though Monaco lacked first-choice full-backs Djibril Sidibe and Benjamin Mendy, as well as midfield shield Tiemoue Bakayoko, they stifled Dortmund smartly, while the hosts were rickety in defence.

As the squad geared up for kick-off Wednesday, Dortmund's chief executive Hans-Joachim Watze vowed that his side would "play not only for ourselves today".

"Unless you experienced it, you can't understand how bad it was for us", said defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

"I'm a player, when you're under pressure, you have to keep a clear head, be calm". We weren't asked about playing the game.

The European football governing body insisted it never received information suggesting the teams did not want to play.

However, Gerrard has closely aligned himself with the under-18s side and is set to take over a more permanent role with them in the summer as part of a reshuffle promoted by under-21 coach Michael Beale's move to Sao Paulo earlier this year.

"It's obvious: if we were stranded somewhere overseas, we would have also wanted to have some accommodation made possible", Dortmund fan Renke Reichler told Munich-based paper Suddeutsche Zeitung.

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