Hernan Crespo "almost happy for Gary Neville's troubles at Valencia"

Former Chelsea and Serie A striker feels its a lesson learned about difference between studio and touchline

Gary Neville, Valencia,

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Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo says he is "almost happy" that Gary Neville is struggling badly at Valencia.

The ex-Man United defender and TV pundit is yet to win a league game in La Liga in nine attempts so far, with Valencia in freefall.

Hernan Crespo (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

Crespo, who enjoyed a goalscoring career with Argentina and in Serie A with Parma, Lazio, Inter Milan and AC Milan, is currently manager at Modena of Serie B after a stint as a Parma youth coach.

But he has no sympathy for Neville given how "harsh" he was as an analyst.

"To watch a game from the TV, it's much different than from the bench. I'm almost happy for Gary Neville's troubles at Valencia. I remember he was too harsh as a TV pundit," he told Fox Sport.