Valencia-based Levante started the weekend lying level with Barcelona on 17 points at the top of the standings having won their last five matches, a run that has included victories over Real Madrid and big-spending Malaga.
"We are playing against the league leaders and that says it all. Levante are an example for all the Primera Division teams. What they are doing is admirable and we admire them. We will have to make a huge effort to beat them," said Garrido,