Parejo slams Getafe pitch

Dani Parejo slammed the state of Getafe’s pitch after Valencia’s 1-0 defeat at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on Sunday.

Markel Bergara’s second-half goal saw Valencia fall to their first loss of the season, made worse by Barcelona and Real Madrid also not winning, but Parejo claimed his side were set up to fail due to the grass at Getafe not being looked after properly.

“We’ve suffered our first defeat of the season,” the midfielder said after the game.

“We knew it was going to be difficult and we have to congratulate Getafe. They picked up the three points, but great football can’t be played on a pitch like that.

“The conditions for how they won weren’t fair, but that’s football. It seemed like they didn’t look after the grass for a week. The ball didn’t run properly and the pitch was dry.

“It’s not an excuse, but the League has to look for solutions [to problems like these] in order to be the best in the world.”

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