"The longest and hardest 15'"

In a letter to his fans that was published in his social media platforms, Marc Bartra described the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team coach in which he was injured as the “hardest and longest fifteen minutes” of his life.

“The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last...", wrote Marc during a visit in the hospital of his couple, Melissa, and his daughter, Gala: "They are my everything, the reason I struggle to overcome obstacles".

Bartra added "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..." and asked for "to live in peace and to leave behind the wars".