Crespo taunts struggling Gary Neville

Valencia's British coach Gary Neville speaks during a press conference at the Sports City  in Valencia on February 2, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / JOSE JORDAN / AFP / JOSE JORDAN

Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has admitted he is happy to see Gary Neville struggle in his first managerial job at Valencia.

The 40-year old said the former Manchester United defender was too harsh as a pundit and added that he is now learning that watching the game on TV is quite different from being on the bench.

“To watch a game from the TV, it’s very different than from the bench,” Crespo told FOX Sports.

“I’m almost happy for Gary Neville’s troubles at Valencia. I remember he was too harsh as a TV pundit.”

Crespo however went on to state that the embattled Valencia manager would need time to turn things around at the Mestella.

Gary Neville’s Valencia host Barcelona on Wednesday night in the return leg Cope del Rey semifinal clash after losing the first leg 7-0 at the Nou Camp.