Luis Enrique: I feel sorry for Valencia and Neville

A 7-0 thrashing in the Copa del Rey at the hands of the reigning champions leaves the English coach under pressure but the Spaniard feels things will improve

Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique sympathises with the difficult situation Gary Neville and his Valencia side find themselves in.

Valencia suffered a heavy 7-0 loss to Barca on Wednesday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final, with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scoring four and three goals respectively.

Neville has won four 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.

However, the former Manchester United defender says he will not resign from his post and his Barca counterpart believes Los Che will find their way out of trouble.

"Valencia are going through a very difficult situation," he said.

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"It isn't easy for anyone up against a team like us. 

"Valencia's situation is not pleasant, not even for us. 

"I do not like to see opponents in this situation. We're just doing our job.

"Every situation has to change eventually and I am sure they will get out of this because it is only a sporting problem."

Neville's side are 12th in the league table and face an away trip to Real Betis on Sunday.