However, should second-placed Atletico lose to visitors Valencia, in fifth and pushing for a Champions League place, then the championship will be Barca’s with four matches to spare.
“Atletico is a competitor that shows every day how they do it. We’ll see. I do not see Atletico relaxing,” said Valverde.
“We count on that we will need the three points (at home to Levante).
“We are at the peak of the season and the victory (over Alaves) is worth its weight in gold.
“There have been changes and the team has been good, we have achieved three points that put us very close to the title.
“We’ve been fighting for that for many months. We are nearing the end. It’s a great joy to be in this situation.”
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