Chelsea’s manager Maurizio Sarri has expressed unhappiness with the pitch at Kiev’s NSC Olympic Stadium ahead of his team’s UEFA Europa League last 16 second leg tie today.
Chelsea, who won last week’s first leg game in London 3-0, trained at the stadium on Wednesday.
Sarri told reporters that the pitch is not good and he does not think that its really dangerous to play football there.
The NSC Olympic Stadium hosted last season’s UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool, where the Spanish side won 3-1 which Sarri stated that the state of the pitch was good
Reports also observed that Sarri was in charge of Napoli when the Italian side beat Dynamo 2-1 at the stadium during the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League group stages.
Chelsea coach Sarri also criticised UEFA for not paying more attention to player welfare.