Aaron Ramsey and Ashley Williams say the Millennium Stadium pitch played a part in Wales’ loss to England.
Ramsey said: “It’s no excuse but the pitch didn’t help as well, it was a bit dry on the surface and we couldn’t get any pace in our attacks.”
Williams added: “The pitch didn’t help.”
Ramsey, 20, who led his side for the first time, admitted Wales lacked consistency during the 2-0 Euro 2012 qualifier loss.
The Arsenal star was making his first Wales appearance since recovering from a horrendous leg injury.
He said: “We were very disappointed. Obviously we had a slow start and it was a mountain to climb from there.
“But I give credit to the boys, we did stick to our game plan. Obviously it was new to us what we were doing today and we created some chances on the odd occasion but we weren’t consistent enough.
“It was very disappointing. It’s no excuse but the pitch didn’t help as well, it was a bit dry on the surface and we couldn’t get any pace in our attacks.
“I thought the fans were outstanding and obviously they’re going to go back disappointed. But I thought they were fantastic.” (BBC Sport)
Don’t you just love people who say “It’s not an excuse” and then proceed to use something as an excuse. How bizarre that the state of the pitch didn’t affect England who appeared to have little problem getting momentum into their attacks. In truth Wales were poor and deserved to lose by more than two goals and to blame a lack of moisture on the playing surface really smacks of desperation. Are they implying that the bits of the pitch that England used were somehow different?
Also what makes this even more laughable is the fact that it’s there own pitch they are complaining about. If the pitch was not watered, couldn’t someone have spotted that the day before in training or even when the players were warming up before kick-off?