Frank Lampard has added to the growing number of high-profile people complaining about the state of the Wembley pitch.
Earlier this week, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his Manchester United counterpart Sir Alex Fergsuon, criticised the state of the Wembley pitch following the FA Cup semi-final defeats for their sides. Lampard feels the multi-functional use of the stadium – Wembley also hosts pop concerts as well as rugby and NFL matches – is having an adverse effect on the playing surface.
The Chelsea midfielder set up both of Chelsea’s goals but has since complained about how the pitch cuts up far too easily.
“It wasn’t good and it isn’t good,” Lampard told the press.
“I don’t know why they have so many events here and things like that. It just means the pitch cuts up and is bobbly.
“It is not the way it should be kept. It should be kept in perfect condition for England games, FA Cup games and the play-offs.
“At the moment it’s not.”