UEFA unhappy with look of Wembley pitch ahead of Tottenham’s crunch Champions League clash with Inter Milan… but insist it is fit for purpose
- UEFA are not happy with lumps of mud and bumps on the Wembley surface
- Tottenham host Inter Milan in a crucial Champions League game on Wednesday
- Despite UEFA’s unhappiness at the appearance, they are confident is is playable
- The three NFL games played there in October have taken their toll on the grass
UEFA maintain that the Wembley pitch is fit for purpose for Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League clash against Inter Milan on Wednesday.
But sources say that the European governing body remain disappointed in the appearance of the worn-out grass.
The Group B clash will be the seventh event on the pitch in just over four weeks, with an NFL match and two England games being played in the venue alongside Spurs fixtures while the Premier League club wait to move into their new stadium.
UEFA believe Wembley’s pitch is fit for purpose despite the worn out look of the grass
Tottenham host Inter Milan in a crucial Champions League game at the stadium on Wednesday
The match is a must-win fixture for Spurs as they seek a place in the knockout stages of the competition.
UEFA are not happy with the aesthetics of the pitch, which has visible bumps and patches of mud.
However, a spokesperson told Reuters in an email: ‘The playability of the Champions League match Tottenhan v Inter is not compromised.’
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The surface has been heavily criticised following the three NFL games played at the stadium
It was particularly bad for Spurs’ games with Manchester City and against PSV Eindhoven
UEFA are unhappy with the appearance of the pitch but believe it will be fine for the match
Inter are second in Group B and three points ahead of third-place Spurs who have four points.
Barcelona lead the group on 10 points and face PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday before their final game against Tottenham at home next month.
Spurs are still not sure when they will be able to move into White Hart Lane’s replacement, they have agreed to play all their remaining games this season at Wembley should the need arise.