Valencia manager, Gary Neville has revealed the club likes to make its fans suffer, but is happy they made it to a well deserved Copa del Rey semifinal.
Valencia recorded a 1-0 win over Las Palmas, recording a 2-1 aggregate win that secured a spot in the last four.
And with Valencia yet to record a win in the league with Neville in charge after seven matches.
“I’m delighted with the clean sheet but I thought we made it damn hard for ourselves,” the former Manchester United defender said.
“I think we like to make the Valencia fans suffer a bit. But I’m happy for the fans that we give them a semi-final.
“They deserve this moment because they’ve been patient with the club and me now for five or six weeks. We need to give them joy.”
Rodrigo scored the only goal of the game in the second leg to seal a place in the semi-finals, but Neville says Valencia were just holding on to the result in the last 30 minutes of the tie.
“Tonight I thought the game was comfortable for us for 60 minutes,” he added. “I thought like last week in the first leg we probably should have scored two or three goals.
“But then towards the end we suffered quite a bit. It was a case of our mentality, I’ve played in those games myself, where you protect what you have rather than playing your normal game and continue to do what we were doing in the first 60 minutes.
“As a coach I am happy with the result. But last week against Las Palmas and against Deportivo [1-1 draw in La Liga], I was happier with the performance.
“But the players gave everything and they worked so hard. We needed to hang on, and the momentum continues tonight.”
Valencia are joined in the semi-finals by Sevilla, Celta Vigo and Barcelona.