The French World Cup winner is annoyed that the Blues are likely to face a surface as bumpy as the one on which they won the Cup-Winners' Cup final last season against VfB Stuttgart in Sweden.
He said: "I will have to say that the pitch will be awful, I know that already. After the Cup-Winners' Cup final in Stockholm, it will be the second time for us so it's a pity we can't play on a good pitch."
The player-manager Gianluca Vialli was less concerned when he heard about the state of the pitch, which lies on top of an underground parking area. He joked: "Really? So we've got a chance, then!"
Either way, the Blues realise they are playing for prestige in a relatively meaningless match which pits them, as Cup-Winners' Cup winners, against the European Cup holders. Their Danish international Brian Laudrup, who last played in the World Cup quarter-final against Brazil, may make his debut.Reuse content