Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is angry after their International Champions Cup clash with Manchester United was called off in Beijing.
It was canceled five hours before kick-off , leaving around 50,000 fans disappointed, as well as millions from the expected worldwide TV audience.
Guardiola, speaking ahead of his side’s game against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow, did not hold back on his criticism of the tournament organisers, saying: “The pitch was unacceptable.
“We don’t travel all the way to China just for holidays or a training session.
“We came to play two friendly games so I think it was the first time a game has been cancelled here.
“They are looking for hotels, inviting players, but at the end, if the pitch is not good enough, all that doesn’t matter.
“For them, the pitch doesn’t matter, but for us it’s the most important thing. All the players and the coaches want to play as well as they can.
“Maybe there was a concert on the pitch 10 or 15 days before. Our groundsman was there for 10 days to try to take care of the pitch.
“It wasn’t the water, it wasn’t the rain. It was just the state of the pitch.
“We have played in really bad conditions in our careers, but that pitch two days ago was impossible to play on.”