"Today, in hospital, I receive the visit that makes me happiest (his wife and child). They are my everything, they are the reason I overcome obstacles."
"This has been the worst obstacle of my life, an experience I would not wish on anyone in this world.
"The pain, the panic and the uncertainty of not knowing what was going on, or how long it would last ... were the longest and hardest 15 minutes of my life.
"For all this I want to say that I think that the shock of these days is decreasing more and more and at the same time these events add 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, companions, my passion, to defend, to smell the pitch as I do before the game starts and motivates me.
"To see the stands full of people who love our profession, good people who just want to make us feel emotions to forget this increasingly crazy world in which we live.
"The only thing I ask, THE ONLY ONE, is for EVERYONE of us to live in peace and to leave behind the wars.
"These days when I look at my wrist, swollen and badly hurt, you know I feel? Pride. I look at it proudly, thinking that all the damage they wanted to do to us on Tuesday stayed within this.
"Thanks to the doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and people who are helping me recover and ensure that my wrist is perfect.
"To the thousands and thousands of people, media, organizations of all kinds, the BVB and colleagues, who have given me your support and affection. As small as it may be, it has filled me incredibly with the strength to continue on and on.
"I needed to write and unburden myself and to settle everything so I just think about getting 100% as soon as possible! A grand salute to you all!"