Lille Complain About Pitch After Draw, Nice Suffer Surprise Loss
Sumaira FH Published November 28, 2021 | 09:30 AM
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Nov, 2021 ) :Lille criticised the state of the pitch at their own Stade Pierre-Mauroy after the struggling Ligue 1 champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Nantes on Saturday, while second-placed Nice lost at home to bottom club Metz.
Visiting full-back Fabio was sent off with 12 minutes remaining, but the in-form Jonathan David missed the resulting penalty.
Lille's players and Gourvennec turned their ire towards the turf after the game.
"I don't like to talk about it, but it's a fact. What's the solution? I don't know. We often talk about it with the president.
"It's a real problem -- we don't have a good quality pitch. Apart from making observations, I don't know what I can do. Do we need an investment? I don't know." Nice missed the chance to close to within eight points of league leaders Paris Saint-Germain as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat by Metz.