"It's s**t" Van Bommel launches scathing attack on Wembley pitch

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Van Bommel has his say on Wembley pitch

Tottenham Hotspur's proposed move to their new stadium has been one of the major talking points during the 2018/19 season. Their new home on the grounds of White Hart Lane was expected to be open for the start of the new campaign but setback after setback and rising costs that could see them overspend by £250m has seen them have to extend their stay at their temporary home at Wembley. There's no set date on their move to their new home and in the meantime they're going to continue to receive criticism and make lots of headlines.

Wembley was a decent home for them last year but this year has seen a few problems arise. The national stadium is a multi-functional venue which plays host to sports such as rugby and NFL along with hosting major music concerts - meaning that the pitch is not always in the pristine condition that top coaches and players demand. In the space of 7 days (October 21st-28th) Wembley saw two major NFL games, one of which resulted in Spurs' clash with Manchester City being pushed back a day to October 29th and played on a ridiculous surface - still containing NFL markings and cut up to such an extent that the ball bobbled all over the place.

City's Pep Guardola and Spurs' Mauricio Pochettino have both had their say on it and both clearly are unimpressed at the surface - which frankly can't be helped as Wembley hosts so many events and Tottenham are supposed to be in their new home. They played for the second time on the battered and bruised pitch on Tuesday night when they welcomed Eredivise champions PSV Eindhoven to North London for a crunch Champions League tie which they eventually rolled out 2-1 winners in courtesy of a late Harry Kane header.

It was another scrappy game and post-match Mark van Bommel wasn't afraid to hide his thoughts on the Wembley pitch. As a player van Bommel had a reputation as a no-nonsense, tough tackling midfielder and he brought that fire through into his press conference as a manager - labelling the playing surface as 's**t'. The Dutchman has far from impressed and who can blame him, the pitch should be 100x better than that at any level of football let alone an elite competition such as the Champions League.

See what he had to say below: (Courtesy of Newsflare.com/Hayters)

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