Manchester City have changed their Champions League preparations due to Young Boys’ plastic pitch, according to the Manchester Evening News.
City are keen to familiarise themselves with playing on the artificial pitch at the Wankdorf Stadium ahead of the game on Wednesday.
The Premier League champions usually train at the City Football Academy before heading for their away games, rather than using the home team’s facilities the night before a match.
However, Pep Guardiola has decided to change their routine because of the Young Boys’ artificial surface.
The plastic pitch has been heavily criticised by managers and players in the past.
Jose Mourinho wasn’t happy with the surface when his Manchester United team defeated Young Boys in 2018.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Luke Shaw criticised the conditions at the Wankdorf Stadium after United lost their game 2-1 in 2021.
Man City have made an excellent start to defending their Champions League trophy this season.
They eased past Serbian outfit Crvena Zvezda last month before outclassing RB Leipzig 3-1 at the Red Bull Arena.
Young Boys will not be an easy place to get a victory, but the Cityzens should prevail.
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