Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City are both ready to play their Premier League match tonight. The Wembley Stadium pitch is another matter. For the second time this season, Spurs will be playing an important match at England’s national stadium just after another event which tears up the pitch. In this case, tonight’s match comes one day after the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
But there are professional groundskeepers that work for Wembley, so maybe it’s not that bad. Let’s check in on the state of the grass, shall we?
The pitch at Wembley - the one which is supposed to be the pristine lawn of England’s stadium number one - looks like THIS after NFL’s game.— Alexey Yaroshevsky (@YaroLFC) October 29, 2018
Spurs v City played there tonight. An important game for the EPL title race
ICYMI - my #RawTake on the matter https://t.co/t5itMYJV2h pic.twitter.com/zi02buzdbp
This is the second time this has happened — if you remember, the Wembley pitch was in a similarly sorry state when Spurs hosted Barcelona in the Champions League a few days after a boxing match featuring Anthony Joshua that left huge bald patches around center circle.
There’s nothing either club can do about the situation, as there’s literally no other place where this match can be played. It was originally scheduled to be played on Sunday and at Spurs’ new stadium, so the match has been moved, and I’m sure nobody’s happy about the situation, least of all Wembley’s groundskeepers.
Let’s just hope that nobody on either side twists their ankle or does their knee on this cow pasture tonight.