Wembley pitch looks like ‘Hackney Marshes’ even before NFL clash between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles which is 24 hours ahead of Tottenham v Man City
- The Wembley pitch was pictured in a poor state on Sunday afternoon
- It was taken before the Jacksonville Jaguars took on the Philadelphia Eagles
- Tottenham host Manchester City on Monday evening at the national stadium
- One City fan likened the pitch to one that would be seen at Hackney Marshes
The Wembley pitch has been likened to ‘Hackney Marshes’ even before the NFL clash between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles.
The match on Sunday afternoon at the national stadium takes place over 24 hours before Tottenham host Manchester City in the Premier League.
The centre of the pitch, according to a photo taken by J.P. Shadrick, who works for Jacksonville Jaguars, is cut up with sand covering the burnt areas of the grass.
The Wembley pitch ahead of NFL match between Jacksonville Jaguars and Philadelphia Eagles
George Alexander, a Manchester City fan, tweeted: ‘Would have been better playing at Hackney Marshes! I don’t understand why there was not an attempt to play the game at Arsenal or West Ham.’
There has been some suggestion that the state of the pitch will prevent City from playing their crisp, attacking football.
City defender Aymeric Laporte has dismissed concerns about the pitch.
The Jacksonville Jaguars took on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon at Wembley
Laporte said: ‘I don’t think it will affect us. We will concentrate on ourselves and that is the most important thing. The pitch is the same for both teams.
‘It will be a difficult match for us. All the matches in the Premier League and the Champions League are difficult.’
The pitch has been in a poor state after Anthony Joshua’s fight with Alexander Povetkin earlier this month.
Wembley pitch was in a poor condition after Anthony Joshua’s fight with Alexander Povetkin