Draxler: We mustn’t be scared by these attacks


Paris Saint-Germain forward Julian Draxler has called out for the football fraternity to not be deterred by the recent bombing attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus.

The attack happened on Tuesday ahead of the side's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg tie against Monaco, but luckily only Marc Bartra and a local policeman were injured.

Nonetheless, Draxler expressed solidarity with Dortmund and urged people to continue living their daily lives as they normally would.

He told PSG's official website, "I contacted my Germany teammates, just after the explosions, to make sure they were ok. They told me they were shocked but that no-one had been seriously injured. I heard that Marc Bartra was injured and that he had to have surgery on Tuesday night. I hope he's doing better.

"It's terrible for me because Dortmund is just a few kilometres from my home town, where I grew up and started my footballing career. It can happen anywhere in the world.

"There were attacks in Paris, Berlin and now Dortmund. You never know what can happen. But we have to keep on playing football. Life is made up of these moments and you mustn't be scared by these attacks."