Aston Villa boss Remi Garde reveals daughter was in Paris during terror attacks

Last updated : 19 November 2015

The 49-year-old was flying back to France on Friday when extremists struck outside the Stade de France, where the national team were playing Germany, and across the capital

The death toll from the series of attacks stands at 129 with many more seriously injured and ex-France international Garde admitted he was scared for his daughter's safety

He said: "I was on the plane back to France when it happened

Then I was in the taxi and I heard the game on the radio.

"They said there was an explosion outside the stadium

We didn't know too much at this time, then I went home and learned my daughter was in Paris for the weekend.

"I didn't know that

I was scared a little bit but just for two hours because I had her on the phone and it was okay

Everyone in France has a cousin or daughter or friends in Paris.

"All the country was scared

It was very hard

When you know your family is safe it's one point

But when you saw what happened - everybody has been affected a lot

We are still affected by that

It is such a nightmare to see such an attack.

"She was not near the place where it happened

She stayed in the apartment and understood quite quickly it was not the night to be out in Paris.

"We speak every day on the phone

I saw her and my family since."

Villa go to Everton in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday with the league considering whether to play the French national anthem before the games.

Garde, who is without Jordan Amavi for the season after a knee injury, would be pleased to see it sung but would not blame anyone if it does not happen.

"It would be a good thing but if it doesn't happen I wouldn't say it's the fault of English not to sing," he said.

"You have to not forget what happened but it's very important we carry on

I am not sure the Marseillaise on every pitch should be sung, but if it's the case I will be very happy but if it's not I will not say 'why have we not sung the Marseillaise?."

Source : PA

Source: PA

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