Pellegrini angry at ‘ice rink’ of a pitch

Manuel Pellegrini blamed the pitch at La Rosaleda as his Malaga side drew 1-1 with Celta Vigo on Saturday evening.

An early Martin Demichelis goal gave the Andalusian side the advantage, but with 15 minutes to go Augusto Fernandez struck to ensure a share of the points.

And the Chilean Coach was quick to poor scorn on the playing surface.

“We would have like to add three more points,” he told a Press conference. “But if you cannot win, it's better to draw than lose.

“I believe that the state of the pitch affected us – it's like an ice rink out there.

“It has to be change urgently. Twenty players were all falling over throughout the match. The pitch just isn't suitable for football.

“Apart from that issue, I thought we were playing good football, and we controlled the game well.

“But we just lacked creation in the final third – that's why we didn't win the game.”

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