Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Ginter considered retirement after Dortmund bomb attack

Matthias Ginter has said that the bomb attack that targeted the
Borussia Dortmund team bus in April gnited him to consider retirement
Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter has revealed he briefly
considered retiring in the wake of the bomb attack that targeted the
club's team bus ahead of their Champions League clash with Monaco in
Three explosions went off near the vehicle as it made its way to
Signal Iduna Park prior to kick-off, with defender Marc Bartra
suffering a serious wrist injury in the incident.
The attack had a big impact on Ginter and the centre-back even
questioned his future in the sport and the club as a result of the
experience. Talking to reporters he said:
"For a moment, I thought about retiring from football altogether,"
Ginter told Bild.
"You can never arm yourself against attacks like this. But I want to
keep playing and I will do just that. I will not allow someone to take
the thing away from me that I like the most.
"There was a loud bang all of a sudden. Something exploded next to me.
There was glass all over the place. We all went to the ground right
away. Things could have been much worse had we not had extra strong
"A few weeks after the attack I was taking a walk with my girlfriend
and a truck drove by slowly. For a second, I feared for the worst.
Trucks have been used in terror attacks before."

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