Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta has branded the Gdansk pitch a "disaster" following his side's 1-1 draw with Italy.
The pre-tournament favourites fell behind to Cesare Prandelli's men on the slow playing surface but rescued a point thanks to a Cesc Fabregas equaliser.
And, after the match, the Spaniard hit out at the quality of the pitch, claiming it stifled Vicente del Bosque's team's passing football.
He told reporters: "Seeing the pitch in those conditions is a disaster. It was incredibly dry and that makes circulation of the ball difficult."
Iniesta's Barcelona team-mate Fabregas was also quick to comment on the conditions after his side's Group C opener.
"I can't complain, but we deserved much more." he said. "It's shameful that we still have to play on pitches like that."
And Xavi added: "The fact that they didn't water the pitch persecuted our dynamic and fluid play."
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