Dortmund take on Monaco today, in a game that was supposed to be yesterday.
The game was understandably postponed after the attack on Dortmund’s bus, but it hasn’t even been postponed a full day.
Today, Thomas Tuchel spoke, and was not too happy about this decision.
He’s certainly got a good point. Yesterday was a traumatic experience for the players. The police are calling it a “targeted attack on Dortmund”, so it’s tough to see how the players can be expected to forget about that and play the next day.
Plus, Marc Bartra was injured in the attack and is now unavailable for the game. Again, football is secondary here, but that is the loss of one of their best defenders before a crucial game.
Tuchel did go on to say that his team were strong enough to handle the emotional stress of playing today.
#Tuchel: "We've been left feeling a bit helpless by the decision. But professionals find solutions to problems. We are strong enough."— DW Sports (@dw_sports) April 12, 2017
Dortmund and Monaco are currently facing off in this important Champions League first leg, but the events of yesterday are still on everyone’s minds.