ROME – Zaniolo , breaking of the crusader and season ended. Demiral , breaking of the crusader and season ended. Same game, same injury, same field, same lawn. What if it was the conditions on the pitch that caused the two injuries? Both Zaniolo and Demiral in fact hurt themselves. One running and the other resting his leg badly after a deadlift.
Throughout the game many players, both Juventus and Roma , slipped, stumbled … In short, the field of the Olympic Stadium was not in good condition (to put it lightly). Why? The night before had played Lazio-Napoli, a tough, bad game, just like Roma-Juventus, but with one difference: the players did not slide there, and the field was well placed.
Is it possible that the pitch does not hold two games in 24 hours? Very possible . Already many football fields in Serie A have clods that rise continuously, or even worse, it sinks with the foot, let alone what happens to the lawn playing on it 2 games in a row.
Perhaps it was appropriate to let at least one more day pass after Lazio-Napoli. Roma player Diego Perotti, who has been playing on that field for 4 years after the game, said: “The Olimpico has never been always beautiful. It is a field not up to Serie A. In all the matches we have played there is a hole, it is not a good field ”. So was it really appropriate to play two such important games after 24 hours? Zaniolo and Demiral , two serious and similar injuries, in the same game, a few minutes apart. Too much to say "just a coincidence".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano