Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.
"I don't know if the people can understand this but, until I was on the pitch in the second half, I didn't think about football", he said.
But, they said, there is now no evidence that he took part in the attack.
The match kicked off a 6:45 pm local time and finished with a 3-2 score, giving Monaco a goal advantage for the next game. UEFA, European football's governing body, postponed the game until 6.45 p.m. C.E.T. Wednesday evening, a decision criticized by Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel.
"About all of that I want to tell you that I think the shock of those days is easing all the time and the desire to live, struggle, work ... play (and) train ... is getting stronger".
Dortmund players and manager lashed out on UEFA for their decision to not rescheduling the match at a later date. I feel like what I said before: I feel like an animal and not like a person. "But in all parts of life we can only give 100 per cent and I'm sure everyone is doing this to give you the best security you can have".
Yesterday, the players phoned their families, their friends and their concentration levels were not so high, " said the Portuguese. Sahin was fighting back tears when he recounted the incident, how he will never forget his teammates' faces after the attack occurred.
"Last night I didn't realise what happened until I got through the door and my wife and son were waiting, there I felt how lucky we were". "From the bottom of our hearts, we wish the injured player Marc Bartra but also the policeman a complete recovery". No, of course, we didn't want to play, but we knew that we had responsibilities, that we represent one of the biggest clubs in the world and that it's a huge competition, the Champions League.
"We were attacked as men and we tried to solve the problem on the ground". "It was the most hard day that I have lived in my life and I hope that nobody else has to live this day".
Dortmund defiantly vowed not to "give in to terror" after Tuesday's harrowing events, but the home side struggled early and fell behind on 19 minutes, although only after Fabinho missed a rare penalty. I get goosebumps. I can't forget the faces.
"Last night we felt how it is to be in a situation like this".