Paco Lopez
VALENCIA, SPAIN - MAY 13: Head Coach Paco Lopez of Levante UD gives instructions during the La Liga match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia on May 13, 2018 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Levante coach Paco Lopez says his side are not afraid of reigning LA Liga Champions Barcelona.

Paco Lopez’ men are hugely touted to meet Barcelona both in the league and Copa del Rey but the gaffer insists his players will do their job on the pitch without fear.

“The league is the real reality for us and in the cup, we have been handed the most difficult opponent, along with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid,” he told reporters as published by Marca.

“But we will face it with the same enthusiasm we would for any other rival.

SEVILLE, SPAIN - MARCH 17: Head coach Ernesto Valverde of FC Barcelona reacts during the La Liga match between Real Betis Balompie and FC Barcelona at Estadio Benito Villamarin on March 17, 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Valverde says Barcelona has to be careful

The Blaugrana boss believes that danger is still around the corner for his team in the Spanish La Liga tournament, as there are ten matches left on the calendar.

“Managing to surprise Barcelona is something very few teams achieve each year and you can count on the fingers of one hand how often it happens.

“It takes a special set of circumstances, like against Madrid, and you must reach your maximum potential as a team.

“If we can show our identity and implement our plan then we will have a better chance of winning.

“We aren’t afraid of playing against Barcelona.”