The Blues face Brentford today in the FA Cup, their last realistic chance of a trophy this season.
Asked what he believed would give him the best chance of landing the job full time, Benitez said: "My idea is very clear. We have to be in the top four and progress in the other competitions.
"I think we have done well, one game can make a big difference. But in terms of preparation and progress of the team we are doing well."