Are artificial pitches such a huge problem like Drogba say they are?

Didier Drogba continues making outstanding performances and for a player who is 38 years old, the Ivorian attacker has truly managed to mark his name in the history-books of football. The veteran player is mostly known for what he accomplished with his former club, Chelsea where he was able to lift the Champions League and 4 Premier League titles as well as other European titles.

It was with Chelsea where Didier Drogba managed to make a name for himself by scoring over 250 goals but his impact continues being felt as he transcends other clubs and still is a hugely influential player even as he joins different teams and squads from over the world.

Drogba’s latest club is Montreal Impact as the Ivorian player joined the Major League Soccer outfit on July of 2015 and he was even named as one of the best performers of the American league in his debut season. The 38 year old player became the first player in the history of MLS to score a hat-trick in their first league start and this just shows the impact that Drogba is able to make with a club that he has never performed in.

The veteran player is having an ongoing issue with MLS and it’s in relation to playing in artificial pitches as he says that it hurts his knees and he has missed out from a number of matches for Montreal Impact.Drogba will only play matches in artificial matches if these are hugely important but he will mostly be staying away from these kinds of pitches and this has even caught the attention of the MLS commissioner Don Garber.

Don Garber was forced to respond the actions that Drogba has been making as he said: “There are some players at the latter part of their careers who have played their entire career overseas. They don’t have the experience or the ability at this point in their career based on some injuries they’ve had to play on turf.The situation with the number of turf fields isn’t going to change any time soon. It’s part of that balance that owners and club general managers need to make when they’re signing players.”

It doesn’t seem like artificial pitches will be removed anytime soon from the MLS as the commissioner doesn’t see it as a big problem.