WARSAW, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Players from Poland's national football team asked the country's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki to "do something about" the pitch at Warsaw's National Stadium after their Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday.
Poland won the match 3-2 to qualify for the Euro 2020 finals, and shortly after the final whistle Morawiecki entered the Polish dressing room to congratulate the players.
"We are happy that we could talk with the Prime Minister. The players asked him to do something about the stadium turf. Everyone saw how it looked. We had reservations even before the match," Polish Football Federation press officer Jakub Kwiatkowski told local media.
Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny criticized the people responsible for the condition of the pitch.
"Playing on that turf is an art. It wasn't football, it was like figure skating. Maybe after one or two matches it was funny, but now it seems pathetic. I would like to play a game on a real pitch, so maybe our team should change the stadium," Szczesny was quoted as saying by Polsat TV, while Poland's coach Jerzy Brzeczek claimed it was a miracle that nobody was injured.
Poland topped Group G with 25 points, while Slovenia missed out on qualification for Euro 2020 after finishing in fourth place. Enditem