It’s not always about being the biggest football stadium in the world, but just about being a great stadium. Wembley Stadium, according to Chelsea FC Coach Carlo Cudicini, is most definitely not that, with a pitch that he describes as being akin to a potato field.
Tottenham continues to use Wembley as their temporary home while the new stadium is under development, which has met several delays. The pitch in the stadium is in bad shape following a fight involving Anthony Joshua, a month of NFL fixtures, England games, and Premier League football.
Cudicini, a former goalkeeper for Tottenham, who has been operating as a coach at Stamford Bridge since 2016, admitted that the surface has been getting a bit better in the past few weeks, but that’s where his compliments ended.
He stated during an interview to the Gazzettadello Sport that, while the pitch has improved, it’s still a potato field. He says that playing on its pitch isn’t easy, which is really weird, at least, to him, as Wembley may not be the biggest football stadium in the world, but it was akin to a temple; setting the standard for English stadiums in the country, but, now it’s one of the worst. He also points out that Inter will have to deal with the current state of the pitch later down the road.
The Italian coach was referring to the Inter Milan’s Champions League meeting with Spurs, but didn’t have much insight on Mauricio Pochettino’s camp. Cudicini admits that he couldn’t say much on the team, due to the fact that it has changed drastically in the intervening years, not just in team composition, he says, but in how the club operates.
He explains, saying that, back in his time, the Spurs was an FC looking for dimension, something to set themselves apart. Now, they’re in the Champions League permanently, and has many young players who are of a high caliber, and the club has expanded its horizons, like its recent decision to restructure White Hart Lane.