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Serb also tips Russian Premier League to improve

Juventus winger Milos Krasic has hit out at the state of pitches in Italy, claiming it is difficult to control the ball.

The Serbia international, who has been a shining light for Juve this season, says he is yet to see a pitch in Serie A as good as one in England.

He told Sovsport.ru: "In Russia there are a lot of old and uncomfortable stadiums you have to play in, although honestly in Italy the infrastructure is not ideal either. I was surprised the most by the state of pitches here, I really thought Italy would have no such problems. In Genoa the pitch is horrible! If you want to control the ball and it hits a bump it goes in the opposite direction.

"Here in Turin the pitch is not much better because every weekend, either we play or Torino do. To sum up, I have been here for six months and not seen an ideal pitch like an English one."

Krasic also believes the Russian Premier League will improve in the future, tipping it to be as good as the Premier League or La Liga in years to come.

"Over the past couple of years the Russian championship has become much stronger. I think in another two or three years it could be equal with the likes of England and Spain. The only thing I disliked in Russia was the beginning and end of each season, as it's hard to play in sub-zero temperatures," Krasic added.

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