Defender, Pablo Mari speaks out after being stabbed in Milan attack

  • Arsenal defender, Pablo Mari talks out after being stabbed in Milan attack.

Defender, Pablo Mari speaks out after being stabbed in Milan attack
Defender, Pablo Mari speaks out after being stabbed in Milan attack

 defender Pablo Mari has finally spoken out after being stabbed in the Milan attack. He claims he’ grateful to be alive after being stabbed while out shopping with his wife and son.

Mari, who is on loan at Monza in Italy, was one of five persons who were attacked at shop near Milan on Thursday and brought to Niguarda Hospital.

During the terrifying episode, the Spaniard suffered serious cut to his back and it is understood he will undergo surgery today.

Reports in Italy claim that one man – to be an employee of the Carrefour supermarket – has died after the attack.

“Today I was lucky, because I saw person die in front of me,” Mari is quoted by Gazzetta dello Sport as having told Monza president Adriano Galliani and head coach Raffaele Palladino.


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According to the Corriere della Sera, former Napoli and Inter Milan star Massimo Tarantino were among those who immobilised and disarmed the assailant, with the 51-year-old declaring, “I’m not hero.” “I didn’t accomplish extraordinary.”

Galliani told local media the Niguarda Hospital: “He was probably saved from his height.

“Pablo is an amazing guy. He had the strength to joke, telling me that he will be on the field on Monday. I brought him greetings from President Berlusconi and everyone. His teammates wanted to come here but obviously it was not possible.”

Speaking to Italian station TG2 RAI, Galliani added: “Pablo Mari has quite deep cut to his back, but fortunately it did not reach any vital organs like the lungs or else.

“His is not in danger, he should recover quickly. He has some lesions, but not very serious. He is conscious and getting stitches.”

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