Jamie Carragher claims Barcelona could have scored 12 goals against Valencia

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Jamie Carragher has insisted that Barcelona could have scored as many as 12 goals against Gary Neville's Valencia on Wednesday night. 

Hat-tricks from Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi inspired Barcelona to a 7-0 victory, but Carragher believes the scoreline could have been even worse for his former Sky Sports colleague.

The pundit has hailed the Catalans, claiming they have played 'some of the greatest football' he has ever seen. 


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In fact, Carragher believes the only reason Barcelona didn't score more goals in the Copa del Rey clash was because the players were trying to help each other score. 

When speaking about Barcelona's thumping win over Valencia, Carragher stated, as per The Sun: “They play some of the greatest football I think we’ve ever seen and Wednesday was one of those nights that was right up there.

It could have been 12 

“It could have been 10 or 12 if they had been more selfish or ruthless, because they always want to help each other to score.”

Carragher's comments certainly won't make things any better for Neville, however. Barcelona may well be the greatest team in world football right now, but the former Manchester United star would have still left Camp Nou feeling embarrassed. 

Neville, of course, has endured a torrid time in Spain's elite division - he hasn't won a league match in eight attempts - and his future at the club has been the subject of debate recently.

But it's far too early to completely dismiss Neville as a manager. Things clearly haven't gone to plan for him in La Liga, but it was never going to be easy for him to stamp his mark on the side during such a turbulent time. 

Should Valencia axe Neville? Have your say below! 

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