NEWS
Tuesday September 19 2017
Getafe: Pitch not to blame for Dembele

Getafe president Angel Torres has hit back at comments suggesting Ousmane Dembele’s injury was due to the Madrid-based club’s pitch.

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen criticised the ‘awful pitch’ at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez while others have stated the French forward’s hamstring injury was due to the condition of the grass.

“Our pitch was in perfect condition and was in line with the parameters of which La Liga demands,” Torres told Onda Cero on Monday night.

“People have complained about our pitch but there is no justification for these words – the league has even congratulated us on the state of our pitch!

“The measurement of the grass? Ours was 29mm and the league stipulates the grass must be between 20-30mm so we were within that range.

“Barcelona’s Coach was right in saying there was nothine else to say about the pitch, of course we are sad Dembele got injured and we wish him a quick recovery to action.”

Football Italia website