Brendan Rodgers' Celtic traveled to Edinburgh today and secured a 3-1 victory against Hearts but it was the playing surface at Hearts Tynecastle Park that had the Hoops boss irritated.
The issue of the length of the grass was raised during the game by BT commentary and Rodgers felt it reflected poorly on the league when discussing it in his post-match comments.
We couldn't play our normal game today. The pitch, I'm actually a little embarrassed with to be honest, for Scottish football and the standards you're trying to create throughout the country.
The pitch was so long the players couldn't pass on it, and that's both sides. Guys like Steven Naismith, being in the Premier League all their days, you couldn't pass the ball. But you've got to find a way to win and the players did that.
Celtic came from behind to win the game thanks to goals from Dedryck Boyata, Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair and Rodgers felt the pitch forced them to change their game: 'I thought after the first 10-15 minutes, where the guys were having to get used to playing a different game, it was a great response to going behind.'
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The surface will not be a concern next week for Rodgers, as Celtic have home games against Kilmarnock and Aberdeen to come before a Cup final against Motherwell.