Cape Town - Chief
Executive Hans-Joachim Watzke says Borussia Dortmund will need to "come
to terms with the shock" of their team bus being hit by a bomb blast as
they prepare to play their rearranged Champions League match with
Dortmund came under attack en route to their quarter-final clash on
Tuesday that led to Marc Bartra having an operation after "breaking the
radial bone in his arm and getting bits of debris lodged in his hand".
Speaking to ZDF, Watzke said: "He was given emergency medical care and then taken to hospital.
"Now we need to try to come to terms with the shock. We have to play again tomorrow. That will be a real challenge.
"In such a crisis situation, all of Borussia will pull together. The
team and coaches were shocked. Now we must channel it in some way."
Watzke added that the match needed to take place on Wednesday as they have a very busy schedule until the end of the season.
He said: "We have a very congested fixture list. The return leg is
scheduled for next week. It wasn't possible to move it to Thursday
either, as we can't keep Monaco here for three days. They've got another
match at the weekend."
Captain Marcel Schmelzer also offered his words of encouragement to
Bartra by adding: "We're all in shock and our thoughts are with Marc. We
hope that he will make a speedy recovery."