Carlo Cudicini hit Wembley as a "potato field" before the Tottenham Champions League showdown with Inter Milan.
Coach Chelsea and former Spurs goalkeeper think the surface of his club's temporary house is "one of the most serious absolutes" in English football.
With permanent delays at Tottenham's new stadium on White Hart Lane's old patch, Mauricio Pochettino's men were forced to fight a rugged terrain to cover for the installation of thousands of seats in a fight by Anthony Joshua at end of September, one month matches and two England games within four days – as well as the requirements of their home Premier League matches.
Cudicini's Chelsea was defeated 3-1 on the national stadium in a Premier League match on Saturday and said about the lawn: "It has improved slightly, but the end remains a potato field." Playing on the ground is not easy. Wembley was a temple, the English stadium par excellence.
"Now is one of the most serious absolutes. Inter will also have to deal with this problem."
Tottenham has to defeat Inter Wednesday to give her the chance to advance from Group B against odds.
Cudicini believes that despite the terrible playground, Pochettino's players have a class and resistance.
He said: "Back in my day, Spurs were a club looking for a size.
"Today they are in the Champions League, have many young players who have a high level, and the club has expanded its horizons as well as the decision to restructure White Hart Lane."
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