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“Like a robot” – Tuchel recounts the Dortmund bus attack in 2017

The Chelsea coach remembers a surreal evening, but says he feels sympathy more than anger towards the bomber.

Thomas Tuchel admitted he felt sorry for the one who bombed the Dortmund bus, facing him in court. The current Chelsea coach, who is preparing his team for the Champions League final against Manchester City this Saturday, was in charge of Borussia Dortmund during this sad event in 2017.

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The German admitted that the trauma of the events of that April day had left him “a bit like a robot”, but that he could still feel sympathy for the bomber, Sergej Wenergold. “Even until today, I do not feel the danger in which we have been” , he told the Telegraph.

“I even felt a little sorry for him”

“I can still see the nails stuck on the bus. I hope that doesn’t happen again, but it’s not that I think about it when I get on the buses, when I walk through a crowd. . I’m not expecting him, actually. I don’t want him to come. But it was absolutely surreal. It was totally surreal and it still is today, ” then added the former coach of Paris Saint-Germain. As a reminder, Sergej Wenergold was found guilty and sentenced to 14 years for this act.

Thomas Tuchel testified at his trial, and felt sympathy rather than anger. “Once I was in court later to meet the guy who admitted to doing it. I even felt a little sorry for him, I couldn’t even feel any anger,” said the technician, who also remembered that night.

“My wife constantly says that I got home late, of course. I drove home (…) They were quite panicked and I came home a bit like a robot, without talking too much about it. I was in front of the TV watching Barcelona against Juventus because it was a Champions League night “.

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