Villa blames Nou Camp surface for Barcelona problems

Barcelona striker David Villa has slammed the Nou Camp surface.

Barcelona striker David Villa has slammed the Nou Camp surface.

Barca were held 1-1 by Real Mallorca at home on Sunday and are yet to really hit their stride, especially at home where they lost to newly-promoted Hercules in their first home Primera Division match of the season.

Villa directed his criticism at the Nou Camp surface, and told AS: "Looking at it from the outside the pitch looked good, but it cut up a lot and it was becoming heavy. The style of Barca needs the best pitch.

"The danger was that it was cutting up a lot, not only because of (the potential for) injury but because it became heavy. And then things like (the injury to) Pedro happen."

 
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