Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has criticised the state of Dynamo Kiev’s pitch ahead of their Europa League Round of 16 second leg, labelling it a ‘disaster’.
Chelsea travel to Ukraine to face Kiev holding a 3-0 advantage from the first leg at Stamford Bridge, but Sarri admits it will be ‘very difficult’ to play football on what he described as a ‘dangerous’ pitch in the second leg.
‘A disaster. The pitch is not good, I think it’s really dangerous. It will be very difficult to play good football here at this moment, and I think it’s dangerous for injuries, but we have to accept the situation and play on this pitch. There isn’t another solution.
‘I don’t understand why UEFA give so much attention to everything, like the players’ list, and then we have to play on such a bad pitch. It will also be very difficult for Dynamo. It’s a problem for us but also for our opponents.
‘I don’t know the reason, probably winter, because I played here two years ago and the pitch was wonderful.’