Sheffield Wednesday: Carvalhal defends “amazing” Hillsborough pitch

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Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal claims there is no issue with the pitch at Hillsborough.

The Owls boss responded after Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill criticised the state of the Wednesday surface after the game on Saturday.

Owls Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal

Owls Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal

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Cotterill claimed that “the grass was too long.” and that the surface was “sticky” after his side’s 15-match unbeaten league run came to an end at the weekend.

But Carvalhal, speaking ahead of his teams Capital One cup tie against Mansfield Town, said “The pitch is amazing. Last year it was very bad and the quality of the game was not good because the pitch was very bad.”

The Portuguese boss added “This is a high level pitch in my opinion.”

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