Barcelona manager Luis Enrique felt sorry for Valencia after his side demolished them by 7-0 in the first leg of the Copa Del Rey to pile more pressure on under-fire Gary Neville.
Luis Suarez hammered in four goals, current FIFA Ballon D’Or Lionel Messi got himself a hat-trick and Neymar missed a penalty which could’ve made it embarrassingly eight.
That defeat left former Manchester United defender with just four wins of his first 15 games in charge at Valencia, with none of those coming in the league, and the pressure continues to mount on the English coach.
“Valencia are going through a very difficult sporting situation,” Luis Enrique said.
“And when you play against a team like us, it is not easy for anyone.
“It is not a pleasant situation, not even for us.
“I do not like to see adversaries in this situation, it is unpleasant. We were just doing our job.
“Every situation has to change eventually and I am sure they will get out of this because it will only be a sporting problem.”
Valencia are 12th in the league table and face an away trip to Real Betis on Sunday.