PSV manager Mark van Bommel hit out at the Wembley pitch for being “s***” following Tuesday night’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tottenham in the Champions League
Mark Van Bommel however refused to blame the Wembley surface for his side’s loss.
A Luuk de Jong header gave the visitors the lead inside a minute at England’s national stadium, only for a late Harry Kane brace to salvage his side all three points and make it impossible for PSV to reach the knockout stages of the competition.
Spurs had not been expecting to play at Wembley this term, but with their new stadium having hit delays, they have been forced into switching their games to the place they called home on a temporary basis last season.
However, the unexpected swap has caused problems with scheduling, with the PSV game coming just eight days after an NFL game was held at the Stadium.
Ground staff did their best to have the pitch in playable condition on the night, but Van Bommel was left distinctly unimpressed by the surface.
“It’s s***, so. You know what I mean, it’s bad. In Holland we say s*** a little bit quicker than in English. It’s not good, but we are not complaining,” he lamented.
“Before we were training on it, and I told the guys after one minute you have to stop and get on with training, get used to the pitch.
“Of course, everyone wants the good pitch, but it is not so good, and you have to deal with it.”
Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld admitted that the pitch had an impact on the game, saying that it was not conducive to playing good football.
“I don’t want to make a big issue, but it’s not good enough to play good football. I think today with the circumstances, we did well,” he explained.