Defender, Pablo Mari speaks out after being stabbed in Milan attack
Arsenal defender, Pablo Mari talks out after being stabbed in Milan attack.
Mari, who is on loan at Monza in Italy, was one of five persons who were attacked at a shop near Milan on Thursday and brought to Niguarda Hospital.
During the terrifying episode, the Spaniard suffered a serious cut to his back and it is understood he will undergo surgery today.
Reports in Italy claim that one man – said to be an employee of the Carrefour supermarket – has died after the attack.
“Today I was lucky, because I saw a 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 a hero.” “I didn’t accomplish anything extraordinary.”
Galliani told local media outside 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.”
“His life is not in danger, he should recover quickly. He has some lesions, but not very serious. He is conscious and getting stitches.”