Valencia legend Santi Canizares has demanded that Gary Neville resign and apologise after his side were well and truly embarrassed by Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey semi-finals last night.
Neville was forced to watch on as his Los Che mob were pummelled 7-0 by Barca as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi ran riot at the Camp Nou.
Clearly forgetting that it’s a two-legged affair and that a comeback is still on the cards, Canizares was livid after the match and duly laid into Neville and his team with an eight-pronged Twitter attack.
The Valencia defeat today is the worst I have known since I can remember. And the manner of it means it can’t be compared to Karlsruhe [7-0 in 1993] or Salamanca [4-0 in 1995].
I was hoping for a resignation from the coach, as well as some apologies. I may be ignorant, but I’m surprised he didn’t. I thought he was honest.
If [sporting director Jesus] Garcia Pitarch has faith in Gary as he said on Monday, that disappoints me.
If he lied to us and tomorrow Pitarch proposes the sacking of the coach and they don’t accept it, it’s better if he goes as well.
Worse than the defeat is the abandonment of the fight. That should give us a clue of what these players can do if this situation really becomes complicated.
Mustafi (who was sent off after 30 minutes) showed his face and I think all of the Valencianistas are grateful to him. This kind of example is almost extinct.
I just wish that what has happened this year helps us distinguish the honest from the dishonest. If we did that, we would advance.
Last of all, we now have an acid test with which to measure our Valencianismo. To demand decisions is responsible, to desert is not. Amunt!!
Not a happy bunny.