Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood branded the Dnipro pitch a "disgrace" after their 1-0 first-leg Europa League defeat.
After Roberto Soldado turned a glorious 55th-minute chance over the bar from close range. Yevhen Konoplyanka struck from the spot late on.
Sherwood, whose side were blocked by UEFA from training on the pitch on Wednesday, questioned the state of the surface after tasting defeat in his first European outing as a manager.
"He would expect to score," Sherwood said of Soldado's chance.
"I haven't seen it again but I'm not sure he will be too complimentary about the pitch.
"I am not using it as an excuse, not for the chance, as both teams played on it but I am sure that it must have played some part in Robbie missing that one.
"The pitch was a disgrace, it is no excuse as both teams had to play on it but it is possibly the worst pitch I have experienced in a long time."
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